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Origin of mawkish
OTHER WORDS FROM mawkishmawk·ish·ly, adverbmawk·ish·ness, noun
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How to use mawkish in a sentence
Yet her work is all heart, her flights of fancy rich with nostalgia without being mawkish.
You want mawkish made-for-television melodrama, try The Bachelor or The Biggest Loser.
The jibe is off-key too because Wilde himself was hardly immune to the sentimental and even the mawkish.Charles Dickens' Enduring Insights on Human Loss and Suffering|David Frum|February 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The water, too, had become very mawkish and vapid, and there was scarcely any tea left; what remained was used up that evening.Digby Heathcote|W.H.G. Kingston
Before I could answer he went on: "I'm no mawkish sentimentalist, and I won't allow anybody to be sorry for me—do you hear?"In Search of the Unknown|Robert W. Chambers
Do you know, I couldn't help it; but that good lady would seem to me quite mawkish in her flattery!Magnum Bonum|Charlotte M. Yonge
It is a poor plot, and mawkish in character, though not without merits of style.Memoirs of Arthur Hamilton, B. A. Of Trinity College, Cambridge|Arthur Christopher Benson
The pathos of these scenes is never false, never mawkish or overdone; it is the pathos of life itself.Essays on Modern Novelists|William Lyon Phelps