Definition of mawkish adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    mawkish

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈmɔkɪʃ//
     
    (disapproving)
     
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  1. 1expressing or sharing emotion in a way that is exaggerated or embarrassing synonym sentimental
  2. 2 a mawkish poem
mawkishness
 
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noun [uncountable]
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