mawkish definition

  • adjective:
    • extremely and objectionably emotional. See Synonyms at emotional.
    • Sickening or insipid in flavor.
    • queasy, queasy.
    • Sickening or insipid in style or scent.
    • Excessively or falsely sentimental; showing a sickly overabundance sentiment.
    • likely to trigger satiety or loathing; nauseous; slightly nauseating; disgusting.
    • Effortlessly disgusted; squeamish; sentimentally fastidious.
    • Weakly sentimental; maudlin.
    • effusively or insincerely psychological
  • others:
    • Maggoty. [maybe not present in this literal feeling. Compare mawky, 1.] therefore Loathsome; apt to cause loathing or sickness; sickening.
    • Insipid; sickening; sickly: as, mawkish wine; mawkish sentimentality.

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