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mawkish

mawk·ish

mawkish

pronunciation:
maw kihsh
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: overly and sickeningly sentimental.
To contemporary viewers of this love story, the dialogue seems mawkish.
synonyms:
mushy, sappy, sentimental
similar words:
cloying, maudlin, sweet, syrupy
definition 2: having a sickening or unpleasant taste.
The prisoners were fed a mawkish gruel.
synonyms:
foul, sickening, unsavory
similar words:
disgusting, nauseous, rancid, sour
derivations: mawkishly (adv.), mawkishness (n.)
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