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mawkishness

noun

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  1. the state or quality of having an excess of tender feelings (as of love, nostalgia, or compassion) the grating mawkishness of her poetry makes me want to stamp on wildflowers Synonyms bathos, gooeyness, lovey-doveyness, sentimentality, mush, mushiness, saccharinity, sappiness, sentimentalism, sloppiness, soppiness, syrup (also sirup)Related Words emotion; sentiment; corn, corniness, hokeyness (or hokiness), schmaltz (also schmalz)Near Antonyms cynicism, hardheadedness, hard-heartedness


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