EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MAWKISH
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.