mawkishly mawkishly


  • (adv) in a mawkish and emotional manner


  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.


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

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