mawkishness

Definitions of mawkishness
  1. noun
    insincere pathos
    synonyms: bathos
    see moresee less
    type of:
    sentimentality
    extravagant or affected feeling or emotion
  2. noun
    falsely emotional in a maudlin way
    synonyms: drippiness, mushiness, sentimentality, sloppiness, soupiness
    see moresee less
    types:
    corn
    something sentimental or trite
    schmaltz, schmalz, shmaltz
    (Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music
    sentimentalism
    a predilection for sentimentality
    type of:
    emotionalism, emotionality
    emotional nature or quality
Word Family