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ADJECTIVE (1)

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:

Mawkish \Mawk"ish\, a. [Orig., maggoty. See Mawk.] 1. Apt to cause satiety or loathing; nauseous; slightly nauseating; disgusting. [1913 Webster] So sweetly mawkish', and so smoothly dull. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Easily disgusted; squeamish; sentimentally fastidious. --J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster] 3. Weakly sentimental; maudlin. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mawkish 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:

56 Moby Thesaurus words for "mawkish": bad, barfy, bathetic, beery, brackish, cloying, fetid, foul, fulsome, gooey, gushing, high, icky, luscious, maggoty, maudlin, mushy, namby-pamby, nasty, nauseant, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, nostalgic, nostomanic, noxious, offensive, overripe, oversentimental, oversentimentalized, oversweet, poisonous, rancid, rank, rebarbative, rich, romantic, rotten, saccharine, sappy, sentimental, sentimentalized, sickening, sickly-sweet, sloppy, slushy, soft, soppy, spoiled, sticky, tears, teary, vile, vomity, weevily, yucky