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maudlin

maud·lin

maudlin

 
pronunciation:
mawd lihn
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: foolishly sentimental or tearful.
The bartender had grown tired of hearing the man's maudlin stories.I find myself getting maudlin when I talk about my childhood.Some of these old movies seem maudlin to contemporary audiences.
synonyms:
mawkish, mushy, sappy, sentimental
similar words:
syrupy
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derivation: maudlinly (adv.)