What does the word mawkish mean?

    Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Disgusting; insipid.

Usage examples for mawkish

  1. I have not an idea what to do with that part; however, I must apply myself to it, and try; such mawkish sentiment, and such prosaic, commonplace language seem to me alike difficult to feel and to deliver. – Records of a Girlhood by Frances Ann Kemble
  2. Pray don't let us have any mawkish sentiment, good Master Sheriff! – Pretty Michal by Mór Jókai