mawkishness : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n insincere pathos
- n falsely emotional in a maudlin way
- There's none of the mawkishness or attendant melodrama that so often mars Hollywood entertainment for children.
- The Black Prince is a devilish smoker of cigarettes and a virgin, who is torn between self-disgust at this fault and contempt for the mawkishness of teen-age passion.
- There was mawkishness, anger, finger pointing, navel gazing, bathos, pathosevery possible response except forgetting.
News & Articles
- Gimme Shelter
Obstacle course. by Kelly Vance Gimme Shelter has a few obstacles to overcome. First, it's a social-problem pic, a genre that's always a potential minefield of generalization and mawkishness — in this case the chronicle of an unwanted, homeless, pregnant, sixteen-year old girl named Apple Bailey (played by Vanessa Hudgens from Spring Breakers, Machete Kills, and Sucker Punch), and how she makes ...
Jan. 24, 2014 - East Bay Express