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mawkish

adjective uk   /ˈmɔː.kɪʃ/ us    /ˈmɑː-/
showing emotion or love in an awkward or silly way: The film lapses into mawkish sentimentality near the end.
mawkishly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
mawkishness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “mawkish”
in Chinese (Traditional) 無病呻吟的, 多愁善感的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无病呻吟的, 多愁善感的…
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