mawkish

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Etymology[edit]

From mawk +‎ -ish.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmɔːkɪʃ/

Adjective[edit]

mawkish (comparative more mawkish, superlative most mawkish)

  1. (archaic or dialectal) Feeling sick, queasy.
  2. (archaic) Sickening or insipid in taste or smell.
  3. Excessively or falsely sentimental; showing a sickly excess of sentiment.

Antonyms[edit]

  • (excessively or falsely sentimental): rational

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