Mawkishness



[maw-kish] /ˈmɔ kɪʃ/

adjective
1.
characterized by sickly sentimentality; weakly emotional; maudlin.
2.
having a mildly sickening flavor; slightly nauseating.
/ˈmɔːkɪʃ/
adjective
1.
falsely sentimental, esp in a weak or maudlin way
2.
nauseating or insipid in flavour, smell, etc
adj.

1660s, “sickly, nauseated,” from Middle English mawke “maggot” (see maggot). Sense of “sickly sentimental” is first recorded 1702. Related: Mawkishly; mawkishness.

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