Definitions

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  • n. A maudlin condition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A maudlin state.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being maudlin; manifestation of sickly sentimentality.

Etymologies

maudlin +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I was an angry young Californian back then & wanted to be aligned with those not easily cowed by media maudlinism.

    Why the NRA Should Try Being Reasonable

  • For once, all the major acceptance speeches were more than adequate to the occasion, escaping the extremes of maudlinism and mock modesty.

    Welcome Back, Palmer: Travolta Returns in Be Cool

  • For in such things sentiment runs too closely parallel to sentimentality, -- moderation becomes maudlinism, -- and one enters the caste of those who tell anecdotes of children, and the latest symptoms of their physical ills.

    Edge of the Jungle

  • At this precise period of his existence, Mr. Benjamin Allen had perhaps a greater predisposition to maudlinism than he had ever known before; the cause of which malady was briefly this.

    The Pickwick papers

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