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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n- Tearful display or behavior or a tendency toward it.

Usage examples (5)
  • Adjective : a maudlin story of a little orphan and her lost dog
  • I was an angry young Californian back then & wanted to be aligned with those not easily cowed by media maudlinism.
  • For once, all the major acceptance speeches were more than adequate to the occasion, escaping the extremes of maudlinism and mock modesty.
  • 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... for more
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