maudlin definition

  • adjective:
    • Effusively or tearfully sentimental: "displayed an almost maudlin issue when it comes to benefit of creatures” ( Aldous Huxley). See Synonyms at emotional.
    • Tearful; effortlessly relocated to tears; exciting to tears; excessively sentimental; weak and ridiculous.
    • Drunk, or significantly intoxicated; fuddled; provided to drunkenness.
    • effusively or insincerely emotional
  • noun:
    • An aromatic composite herb, the costmary; in addition, the South European Achillea Ageratum, a type of yarrow.
    • A hardy herbaceous plant, Achillea Ageratum, some sort of milfoil, native to south Europe, bearing yellowish blossoms. Also referred to as nice maudlin.
    • The costmary, Tanacetum Balsamita.
  • others:
    • Tearful; lacrymose; weeping.
    • Over-emotional; sickly-sentimental; foolishly gushing.
    • Tipsy; fuddled; foolish from drink.

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