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- n. The property of being mawkish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being mawkish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Mawkish, sickly, or sickening quality.
- n. Sickly or qualmish sentimentality.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. falsely emotional in a maudlin way
- n. insincere pathos
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This the pure young creature refused to do, with that exaggerated modesty which has been called mawkishness in the story, but which in a real occurrence looks very like heroism.
'_A Story of Sorrow and Crime_' is an affecting monitory sketch, devoid of that mawkishness which is sometimes the characteristic of kindred performances.
Severn attributes Keats's temporary "mawkishness" to Hunt's society
Nicole Cabell's Leila was assured but prone to mawkishness.
Writer Mick Ford's drama carefully avoids mawkishness and melodrama.
The climactic confrontation in the tower between Snape and Dumbledore had a touch of Hitchcock (Vertigo), and it left me with the same feeling as that classic; a sense of finality without mawkishness.
I was fearing mawkishness, but this tells the life-affirming story of Em and Dex's relationship each 15 July, from fresh-faced graduates in the 80s through to middle age in the noughties, with the inevitable will-they-won't-they get it together . . .
Bucky is one of the world's decent men and is portrayed with profound sympathy and without mawkishness.
Rather daringly, and consciously risking the charge of mawkishness, she actually closes on a maxim that was gleaned from a Chinese fortune cookie.
The production's mawkishness is off the charts too.
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