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 for maudlin
From 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] Maudlin

From The 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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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]

From 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

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