Synonym: bathetic, drippy, hokey, maudlin, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, slushy, soppy, soupy. Similar words: rakish, freakishness, kismet, mohawk, awkward, tomahawk, awkwardness, dish. Meaning: ['mɔːkɪʃ] adj. effusively or insincerely emotional.
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1, The film lapses into mawkish sentimentality near the end.
2, A sordid, sentimental plot unwinds, with an inevitable mawkish ending.
3, He can combine tenderness and humour without becoming mawkish.
4, Oh, really, she told herself crossly, you're becoming mawkish!
5, The movie is set to a mawkish score.
6, Despite a few mawkish moments,[http://sentencedict.com/mawkish.html] much of the exhumed material sounds top-drawer.
7, Then, perhaps feeling that his gesture was mawkish, he looked embarrassed, took the flowers out and backed away.
8, Wheeler and Jones sang a mawkish duet about a girl worth a million wishes.
9, A mawkish exercise, but one that everyone enjoys - to step about this cluttered suburb like a daytime ghost.
10, Mawkish videos are legitimate triggers for a show of feeling.
11, But if it is messy and occasionally mawkish, "The First Grader" is rarely dull.
12, And tenderness, too—but does that appear a mawkish thing to desiderate in life?
13, Yet there was nothing mawkish or funereal about the atmosphere at the weekend shows — rather they were a celebration of the individuality that produces imaginative talent.
14, Alternately mawkish and grisly, The Lovely Bones bounces back and forth between Susie's dreamily surreal limbo and the mundane miseries of life on earth.
15, Ironically, it is these mawkish , calcified heads that have tarnished the sculptor's reputation.
16, All this mawkish celebration, they maintain, merely bolsters an anti-democratic institution based on privilege and patronage, a costly anachronism that ought to be abolished.
17, Matthew came by her, and held open the door to the small room with a mawkish bow.
18, All of this rubbish was resurrected last week in the thousand mawkish excuses found by the media and her crooning acolytes for "giving her time" to withdraw from the race.
19, After seeing by every picture, the participants would point apt a manikin that represented their mawkish response.
20, Status Offline And tenderness, too—but does that appear a mawkish thing to desiderate in life?
21, Some extremely powerful scenes drive home the book's themes without resorting to mawkish sentiment or easy emotional button mashing.
22, Such feelings infuse Ekhrajiha, which is nonetheless an odd mix of slapstick humour and mawkish sentimentality.
23, Insecurity usually mars this relationship. This can be one extremely mawkish union. Unique, destructive, yet passionate and lustful resulting in impair and misgiving.
24, The officer workers hurried along to work, motorbuses were full of sweaty people and the mawkish smell.
25, Marks Playhouse, in the East Village, and specialized in mawkish narratives whose sweetness was intended to soften, if not disguise, the ideology at the company's core.
26, But, as a former war reporter myself, I recoil from the mawkish sentimentality with which we enshrine our casualties.