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English definition of “mawkish”

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.Sentimental and over-emotional
mawkishly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Sentimental and over-emotional
mawkishness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Sentimental and over-emotional
(Definition of mawkish from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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