maudlin maudlin  /ˈmɔd lɪn/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) effusively or insincerely emotional

Usage(s):

  1. It was a depressing, maudlin movie yet it had struck a chord with the mothers and grandmothers alike.
  2. Trevor expressed a maudlin concern for the welfare of starving children, often crying over their plight.

News

  • The Man of Steel's Real Battle Is Against Marvel for the Future of Superhero Films

    Superman has one hell of a battle against General Zod in Man of Steel, which makes its maudlin way into theaters Friday. The two Kryptonians wrestle while zipping through the air, glass shattering as they go. Ultimately—spoiler alert—Superman wins. But as an agent of Warner Bros. and DC Comics, he actually has a bigger army to face: Marvel.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Reviewing the second book for The New York Times, Janet Maslin called it a "lean, incisive" work that was "smart, serious, heartfelt and confessional without being maudlin."
    on Nov 20, 2007 By: Janet Maslin Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. It was very sad to lose his friend but "Stan wouldn't want us to get too maudlin about it", Jones said.
    on Jul 16, 2007 By: Alan Jones Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. Following the memorial service of Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, who died in August of an aneurysm, Biden said, "I know it sounds corny, it almost sounds maudlin, but you know, here she was one day walking around, just like I was the next day."...
    on Oct 19, 2008 By: Joe Biden Source: CBS News

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