mawkishly mawkishly

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in a mawkish and emotional manner

Usage(s):

  1. Lance went too far, mawkishly equating his plight with that of victims of governmental oppression abroad, the human rights martyrs.
  2. He is immensely appealing in a role which dozens of less comprehending players would have mawkishly botched.
  3. The mawkishly melodramatic finale is Kellerman's only miscalculation in a vivid, fascinating tale.

Quotes

  • The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw called it "incendiary, excitable, often mawkishly emotional but simply gripping".
    on Oct 22, 2004 By: Peter Bradshaw Source: guardian.co.uk

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