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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmawkishmawk‧ish /ˈmɔːkɪʃ $ ˈmɒː-/ adjective  EMOTIONALshowing too much emotion in a way that is embarrassing syn sentimental a mawkish love storymawkishly adverbmawkishness noun [uncountable]
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mawkishHe can combine tenderness and humour without becoming mawkish.Oh, really, she told herself crossly, you're becoming mawkish!Matthew came by her, and held open the door to the small room with a mawkish bow.A mawkish exercise, but one that everyone enjoys - to step about this cluttered suburb like a daytime ghost.Then, perhaps feeling that his gesture was mawkish, he looked embarrassed, took the flowers out and backed away.Despite a few mawkish moments, much of the exhumed material sounds top-drawer.The movie is set to a mawkish score.
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