Origin of mawkish
OTHER WORDS FROM mawkishmawk·ish·ly, adverbmawk·ish·ness, noun
How to use mawkish in a sentence
If you deny them to the latter, all you get is poverty of ideas, and morbidity, and mawkishness.Memoirs of Arthur Hamilton, B. A. Of Trinity College, Cambridge|Arthur Christopher Benson
Dickens's sentiment seldom rings perfectly true; too often it is sharped to flippancy, or flatted to mawkishness.Washington Irving|Henry W. Boynton
His Endymion, 1818, though disfigured by mawkishness and by some affectations of manner, was rich in promise.From Chaucer to Tennyson|Henry A. Beers
There were few tears and less mawkishness when the battalions moved out from their home towns on the long trail.
The ladies, watching him, seemed by their eyes to condone the mawkishness of the demonstration which had tempted him.The Market-Place|Harold Frederic