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English noun: mawkishness

1. mawkishness (feeling) insincere pathos


Synonymsbathos


Broader (hypernym)sentimentality

2. mawkishness (attribute) falsely emotional in a maudlin way


Synonymsdrippiness, mushiness, sentimentality, sloppiness, soupiness


Broader (hypernym)emotionalism, emotionality


Narrower (hyponym)corn, schmaltz, schmalz, sentimentalism, shmaltz









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