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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Falsely emotional in a maudlin way; Insincere pathos.

Usage examples (32)
  • 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...
  • Severn attributes Keats's temporary "mawkishness" to Hunt's society
  • Nicole Cabell's Leila was assured but prone to mawkishness.
  • The film dances on the edge of mawkishness, but pace Kael, never stumbles. for more
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