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If you deny them to the latter, all you get is poverty of ideas, and morbidity, and mawkishness.

Dickens's sentiment seldom rings perfectly true; too often it is sharped to flippancy, or flatted to mawkishness.

His Endymion, 1818, though disfigured by mawkishness and by some affectations of manner, was rich in promise.

There were few tears and less mawkishness when the battalions moved out from their home towns on the long trail.

The ladies, watching him, seemed by their eyes to condone the mawkishness of the demonstration which had tempted him.

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On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mawkishness, such as: bathos, melodrama, mushiness, nostalgia, reminiscence, and sentiment.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.