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overly or insincerely emotional
  • How to Memorize
    • maudlin - emotional
  • Analysis

    The word ‘maudlin’ can be used to describe something that makes you feel weepy or sentimental, or to express a state in which you feel those things. It is typically used in a negatively in a social context.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymssentimental, schmaltzy, mawkish,
  • Example(s)
    1. The movie was entertaining overall, but did get a little too maudlin at times.

    2. She became quite maudlin after a few drinks, and dissolved into a bout of self-pity.

    3. As maudlin as it may sound, I believe that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.