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Meaning of MAWKISH

Pronunciation:  'mokish

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressons of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry"

MAWKISH is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: bathetic, emotional, maudlin, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, slushy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mawk"ish\, a. [Orig., maggoty. See {Mawk}.]
1. Apt to cause satiety or loathing; nauseous; disgusting.

         So sweetly mawkish', and so smoothly dull. --Pope.

2. Easily disgusted; squeamish; sentimentally fastidious.
   --J. H. Newman.

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