mawkishly
adverb see mawkish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Mawkishly — Mawk ish*ly, adv. In a mawkish way. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mawkishly — adverb in a mawkish and emotional manner the violinist played that piece mawkishly • Syn: ↑drippily • Derived from adjective: ↑drippy (for: ↑drippily), ↑mawkish …   Useful english dictionary

  • mawkishly — See mawkish. * * * …   Universalium

  • mawkishly — adverb In a mawkish manner …   Wiktionary

  • mawkishly — mɔːkɪʃlɪ adv. in an overly sentimental manner, in an emotional manner; in a sickly or nauseating manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mawkishly — mawk·ish·ly …   English syllables

  • mawkishly — See: mawkish …   English dictionary

  • mawkish — mawkishly, adv. mawkishness, n. /maw kish/, adj. 1. characterized by sickly sentimentality; weakly emotional; maudlin. 2. having a mildly sickening flavor; slightly nauseating. [1660 70; obs. mawk maggot (late ME < ON mathkr maggot) + ISH1. See… …   Universalium

  • drippily — adverb in a mawkish and emotional manner the violinist played that piece mawkishly • Syn: ↑mawkishly • Derived from adjective: ↑drippy, ↑mawkish (for: ↑mawkishly) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Goody-goody — Good y good y, a. Mawkishly or weakly good; exhibiting goodness with silliness. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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