What does the word maudlin mean?

Usage examples for maudlin

  1. In the meantime Byers, overcome by a sense of this new misery added to his manifold grievances, gave way to maudlin silent tears. – Openings in the Old Trail by Bret Harte
  2. And the wretched creature, whining and maudlin, would shuffle into his corner in disgrace, not daring to disobey her. – Tales from Dickens by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  3. " No, I can't," replied Abel, with a half- humorous maudlin smile. – Trumps by George William Curtis