Definition of 'mawkish'
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This is a refreshingly lively episode of a show that can become mawkish. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The stories are so silly and sentimental and mawkish anyway. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I did not want this story to be in any way mawkish or sentimental. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There were no mawkish sentimental outpourings, but you knew they were glad to have him back safe and sound. The Sun (2007)A mawkish sentimentality appeared, just as it did after the death of Diana. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Used Rarely. mawkish is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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