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mawkishly (ˈmɔːkɪʃlɪ) 



  1. in a falsely sentimental manner

mawkish (ˈmɔːkɪʃ Pronunciation for mawkish



  1. falsely sentimental, esp in a weak or maudlin way
  2. nauseating or insipid in flavour, smell, etc

Derived Forms

ˈmawkishly adverb
ˈmawkishness noun

Word Origin

C17: from obsolete mawkmaggot + -ish

Example Sentences Including 'mawkishly'

Match of the Day at 40, which was broadcast a couple of weeks ago, was a mawkishly sentimental jumpers-for-goalposts hagiography.
Spiked (2004)
While Kate was trying to think, her brain was mawkishly shifting through the possible permutations.
Sue Welfare FALLEN WOMEN (2002)


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