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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. insincere pathos;
[syn: mawkishness, bathos]

2. falsely emotional in a maudlin way;
[syn: mawkishness, sentimentality, drippiness, mushiness, soupiness, sloppiness]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mawkishness \Mawk"ish*ness\, n. The quality or state of being mawkish. --J. H. Newman. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mawkishness n 1: insincere pathos [syn: mawkishness, bathos] 2: falsely emotional in a maudlin way [syn: mawkishness, sentimentality, drippiness, mushiness, soupiness, sloppiness]