Simple Definition of maudlin
: showing or expressing too much emotion especially in a foolish or annoying way
Full Definition of maudlin
1 : drunk enough to be emotionally silly <would crack open another beer and become maudlin — Patrick Moore>
2 : weakly and effusively sentimental
Examples of maudlin
He became maudlin and started crying like a child.
<a maudlin movie about a lovable tramp>
Origin of maudlin
alteration of Mary Magdalene; from her depiction as a weeping penitent
First Known Use: 1509
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