Words at Play : Simple but Intelligent Word Choices

#5: Maudlin

Definition:

showing or expressing too much emotion especially in a foolish or annoying way

Words It Might Replace:

sappy; schmaltzy; overly emotional

Example:

"His daughter's account of his final days manages to capture the emotion without becoming maudlin." – Glenn C. Altschuler, NPR.org, April 28, 2011

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