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- maukish (obsolete)
- (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈmɔːkɪʃ/
- (cot–caught merger, Inland Northern American, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈmɑːkɪʃ/
- Rhymes: (UK, US) -ɔːkɪʃ, (cot–caught merger, Inland Northern American, Canada) -ɑːkɪʃ
mawkish (comparative more mawkish, superlative most mawkish)
- Excessively or falsely sentimental; showing a sickly excess of sentiment.
- 2014 August 11, Dave Itzkoff, “Robin Williams, Oscar-Winning Comedian, Dies at 63 in Suspected Suicide”, in New York Times:
- Some of Mr. Williams’s performances were criticized for a mawkish sentimentality, like “Patch Adams,” a 1998 film that once again cast him as a good-hearted doctor, and “Bicentennial Man,” a 1999 science-fiction feature in which he played an android.
- 2019 May 12, Adrian Searle, “Mawkish monuments and the beach from hell: our verdict on the Venice Biennale”, in The Guardian:
- I found [Christoph] Buchel’s appropriation of the boat in which so many migrants lost their lives a vile and mawkish spectacle in the context of the biennale.
- April 5 2022, Tina Brown, “How Princess Diana’s Dance With the Media Impacted William and Harry”, in Vanity Fair:
- The tabloids branded him James Hewitt forevermore as the “love rat,” and Pasternak was excoriated for peddling mawkish fantasy.
- (archaic or dialectal) Feeling sick, queasy.
- (archaic) Sickening or insipid in taste or smell.
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