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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
So sweetly mawkish', and so smoothly dull. --Pope.
2. Easily disgusted; squeamish; sentimentally fastidious.
--J. H. Newman.
3. Weakly sentimental; maudlin.
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 :
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,
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