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Definition of maudlin adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1talking in a silly, emotional way, often feeling sorry for yourself, especially when drunk synonym sentimental He gets very maudlin after a few drinks.
  2. 2(of a book, movie, or song) expressing or causing exaggerated emotions, especially in way that is not sincere synonym sentimental
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