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synonyms for maudlin

  • mawkish
  • mushy
  • romantic
  • sentimental
  • syrupy
  • weepy
  • bathetic
  • befuddled
  • confused
  • cornball
  • drippy
  • gushing
  • histrionic
  • histrionical
  • insipid
  • lachrymose
  • schmaltzy
  • slush
  • soap
  • soapy
  • soppy
  • tear-jerking
  • tearful
  • weak
See also synonyms for: maudlinism / maudlinness

antonyms for maudlin

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  • pragmatic
  • unemotional
  • unromantic
  • calm
  • matter-of-fact
  • unimaginative
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How to use maudlin in a sentence

Death, the only long-term certainty for any of us, permeates these episodes, although not in an overly maudlin way.
THE FINAL SEASON OF BETTER THINGS IS PAMELA ADLON’S MASTERPIECEJUDY BERMANFEBRUARY 28, 2022TIME
Maury brings his queerness to the screen without a filter, and it’s glorious, whether you find him maudlin or not.
FRENCH ACTOR GOES HOME TO MOTHER IN ‘MY BEST PART’JOHN PAUL KINGFEBRUARY 17, 2022WASHINGTON BLADE
Not even an actor of Allen’s caliber can elevate material this maudlin.
STEPHEN KING ADAPTATION LISEY'S STORY IS MAWKISH, DULL AND TOO LONG BY HALFJUDY BERMANJUNE 4, 2021TIME
Before Tom's selfishness, Justice threw away her scales and became maudlin sentiment.
A FOREST HEARTH: A ROMANCE OF INDIANA IN THE THIRTIESCHARLES MAJOR
Both were maudlin drunk and each was trying to impress the other with his wisdom, his repartee and boldness.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
On the crest of some higher waves of consciousness were borne to him drunken shouts, maudlin blasphemies.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
The word maudlin suggests the idea of being ready to weep unnecessarily.
STORIES THAT WORDS TELL USELIZABETH O'NEILL
It's your maudlin gospel-millers who get scared at the chance of kicking.
COLONIAL BORNG. FIRTH SCOTT
And the maudlin tears came into the man's rheumy eyes and rolled down his cheeks.
SEVENOAKSJ. G. HOLLAND
For pity sake, Macdersey, arise, and give me your help; you will at least never bring me such maudlin stuff as this.
CAMILLAFANNY BURNEY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MAUDLIN

  • drippy
  • gushy
  • maudlin
  • mawkish
  • schmaltzy
  • slushy
  • sobby
  • soft
  • soppy
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.