Search Result for "maudlin":
1. effusively or insincerely emotional;
- Example: "a bathetic novel"
- Example: "maudlin expressions of sympathy"
- Example: "mushy effusiveness"
- Example: "a schmaltzy song"
- Example: "sentimental soap operas"
- Example: "slushy poetry"
[syn: bathetic, drippy, hokey, maudlin, mawkish, kitschy, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, soppy, soupy, slushy]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Maudlin \Maud"lin\, a. [From Maudlin, a contr. of Magdalen, OE. Maudeleyne, who is drawn by painters with eyes swelled and red with weeping.] 1. Tearful; easily moved to tears; exciting to tears; excessively sentimental; weak and silly. "Maudlin eyes." --Dryden. "Maudlin eloquence." --Roscommon. "A maudlin poetess." --Pope. "Maudlin crowd." --Southey. [1913 Webster] 2. Drunk, or somewhat drunk; fuddled; given to drunkenness. [1913 Webster] Maudlin Clarence in his malmsey butt. --Byron. [1913 Webster] MaudlinThe Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Maudlin \Maud"lin\, Maudeline \Maude"line\, n. (Bot.) An aromatic composite herb, the costmary; also, the South European Achillea Ageratum, a kind of yarrow. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
maudlin adj 1: effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressions of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry" [syn: bathetic, drippy, hokey, maudlin, mawkish, kitschy, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, soppy, soupy, slushy]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
111 Moby Thesaurus words for "maudlin": addled, apish, asinine, bathetic, batty, beery, befooled, befuddled, beguiled, bemused, besotted, blind drunk, brainless, buffoonish, cloying, cockeyed, confused, crapulent, crapulous, crazy, credulous, daffy, daft, dazed, dizzy, doting, drenched, drunk, drunken, dumb, far-gone, fatuitous, fatuous, flaky, flustered, fond, fool, foolheaded, foolish, fou, fuddled, full, futile, gaga, gay, giddy, glorious, gooey, goofy, gulled, gushing, happy, idiotic, imbecile, in liquor, inane, inebriate, inebriated, inebrious, inept, infatuated, insane, intoxicated, jolly, kooky, lachrymose, loony, mad, mawkish, mellow, merry, moronic, muddled, mushy, namby-pamby, nappy, nostalgic, nostomanic, nutty, overemotional, oversentimental, oversentimentalized, reeling, romantic, sappy, screwy, senseless, sentimental, sentimentalized, shikker, silly, sloppy, slushy, sodden, soft, soppy, sotted, soupy, sticky, stupid, tear-jerking, tearful, teary, thoughtless, tiddly, tipsy, under the influence, wacky, weepy, wet, witless