Maudlinism
Maudlinism \Maud"lin*ism\, n. A maudlin state. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

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  • maudlinism — lə̇ˌnizəm noun ( s) : maudlin display or behavior or a tendency toward it a eulogy marked by maudlinism * * * maudˈlinism noun The tearful stage of drunkenness • • • Main Entry: ↑maudlin …   Useful english dictionary

  • maudlinism — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or condition of being affectedly or overly emotional: bathos, mawkishness, senti mentalism, sentimentality. Informal: mush, mushiness, schmaltz, schmaltziness, sloppiness. Slang: sappiness. See FEELINGS …   English dictionary for students

  • maudlinism — maud·lin·ism …   English syllables

  • maudlin — maudlinism, n. maudlinly, adv. maudlinness, n. /mawd lin/, adj. 1. tearfully or weakly emotional; foolishly sentimental: a maudlin story of a little orphan and her lost dog. 2. foolishly or mawkishly sentimental because of drunkenness. [1500 10;… …   Universalium

  • Sentimentalism (literature) — Sentimentalism (literally, appealing to the sentiments, also called maudlinism), as a literary and political discourse, has occurred much in the literary traditions of all regions in the world, and is central to the traditions of Indian… …   Wikipedia

  • bathos — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sentimentality; anticlimax. See feeling, wit. Ant., dispassion. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. melodrama, maudlinness, triteness; see pathos , sentimentality . See Synonym Study at pathos . III (Roget s 3… …   English dictionary for students

  • mush — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. porridge, pottage, oatmeal, cereal; pap, sop, corn (sl.); informal, sentimentality, emotionalism, romance. See feeling, softness, food. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Boiled meal] Syn. Indian meal, hasty… …   English dictionary for students

  • sentimentality — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sentimentalism, sentiment, melodramatics, bathos, melodrama, maudlinness, triteness, mawkishness, emotionalness, mushiness*, gushiness*; see also emotion , romance 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. mawkishness, *mush,… …   English dictionary for students

  • mawkishness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or condition of being affectedly or overly emotional: bathos, maudlinism, senti mentalism, sentimentality. Informal: mush, mushiness, schmaltz, schmaltziness, sloppiness. Slang: sappiness. See FEELINGS …   English dictionary for students

  • sappiness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Slang. The quality or condition of being affectedly or overly emotional: bathos, maudlinism, mawkishness, sentimentalism, sentimentality. Informal: mush, mushiness, schmaltz, schmaltziness, sloppiness. See FEELINGS …   English dictionary for students

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