mawkish : Definition, Usages, News and More
- s effusively or insincerely emotional
- The movie was moving and sentimental but not to the point that it became mawkish.
- The television channels are left with some mawkish soap operas and banal sitcoms.
- Culture snobs who thought of her as that mawkish woman who was always on a diet now think of her as that mawkish woman on a diet who has got millions of people to read Toni Morrison.
News & Articles
- Return to Oakpine
In RETURN TO OAKPINE, his fifth adult novel, Ron Carlson has taken what could have been a mawkish story about four high school classmates who reunite in a small Wyoming town as one of them lies dying and instead has created an engaging miniature that reveals the strength and persistence of long-ago forged bonds of friendship.
July 19, 2013 - Book Reporter
- Barney Hoskyns in New York Times
The book was really rather bitter, and Holly Golightly was real - a tough character, not an Audrey Hepburn type at all. The film became a mawkish valentine to New York City and Holly and, as a result, was thin and pretty, whereas it should have... Truman Capote http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truman_Capote&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHUt4pbInicmlOMPVK0b8kgglQ0fw California Chronicle http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/yb/146241515&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGyiauGd4Y1o8BHh2dUGbkcKPEXlA Jun 15, 2010
62057 82761 mawkish Still, Mr. Hoskyns writes, the Waits we all secretly want" is the early one: "slurred, mawkish, broken."
- Edgar Wright in Starpulse.com (blog)
Wright says, "The joke is you don't see her, and it is a very emotive scene. It's the idea of doing a sentimental, mawkish scene and not seeing the face of an actress. Later, the idea was, 'Why don't we get somebody really heavyweight to play that...