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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Effusively or insincerely emotional.

Usage examples (32)
  • What was once sweet has become mawkish, and the once exquisite simile appears little more than an ingenious conceit.
  • Professor, "mawkish" doesn't even begin to describe it.
  • Mr. BROWN: It's a very emotional (unintelligible) and not in a kind of mawkish way either.
  • You have written about this so affectionately and without a hint of the mawkish which is a difficult balance, I find. for more
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