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maudlin

adjective

Definition: overly emotional, sentimental, and often tearful

Synonyms: sentimental, sappy, tearful, overemotional, gushing

Antonyms: serious, matter-of-fact

Tips: Maudlin was formed from the name of Mary Magdalene, who was often depicted crying with sorrow for her sins. Maudlin can refer to such excessive emotion that it seems insincere.

Usage Examples:

She was embarrassed by the maudlin show of affection he put on after having had a few drinks. (sentimental, gushing)

Some people are angry drunks, while others become sappy and maudlin. (sentimental, overemotional)

The teenager's maudlin expressions of sorrow over the breakup with her first boyfriend were highly dramatic. (sentimental, overemotional)

That movie was so maudlin, I wish I had a nickel for every time one of the characters cried or said something sappy. (sappy, sentimental)


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