Antonyms for mawkish

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What a fool, what a weak, mawkish, insipid fool he had made of himself!

For mawkish, sentimental religion the Count had an honest contempt.

There was no mawkish sentiment—no melancholy in his make-up.

It's all splendid and barbaric; no mawkish sentiment about it.

This is no time for trifling, nor for mawkish sentimentality.

Yes, my heart swells, but not with the mawkish fondness of a feeble mother.

They are a weakening of moral fiber, a waste of mawkish sentimentality.

I hate 'em when they make parting scenes: it's too mawkish!'

Often there is to the style a mawkish Sunday-school juvenile flavor.

The whole thing was faulty, mawkish, amateurish, and futile.

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