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 for mawkish
From 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.
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              So sweetly mawkish', and so smoothly dull. --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Easily disgusted; squeamish; sentimentally fastidious.
        --J. H. Newman.
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     3. Weakly sentimental; maudlin.
        [PJC]

From 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]

From 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
  
  

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