Definition of mawkishness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mawkishness

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈmɔːkɪʃnəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɔːkɪʃnəs//
 
[uncountable](disapproving)
 
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the expression or sharing of emotion in a way that is exaggerated or embarrassing synonym sentimentality