mawkishness


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the quality or condition of being affectedly or overly emotional

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insincere pathos

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Look carefully at his statement: ``The point of the leader was to criticise the slight culture of mawkishness and sentimentality in this country which one associates with the death of the Princess of Wales, '' it said.
Fair and balanced treatment of victims has nothing to do with slanting stories, distorting or omitting fact, or with sentimentalism or mawkishness or even advocacy.
Long widowed, Nesbitt remains very much in love with her late husband, something that is warmly communicated to those around her without any degree of mawkishness.
There was not a hint of mawkishness in the way he was dealing with his shattering illness.
Director Niki Caro avoids the potential mawkishness of the opening situation, and shows a genuine sympathy for the traditions of the conservative patriarchal society her film describes.
And if clumsiness and mawkishness should rule the hour, well, so what?
Sentimentality--the longing for a past yet imagined life--in the novel is saved from mawkishness because of the sociopolitical backdrop and Itwaru's references to Guyana's morass of recent decades--mainly under the late president of the "New Nation," Forbes Burnham--and racial animosity.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the other tales in Demonology, in which Moody too often relies on his formidable wordplay to dress up a core of daytime-TV mawkishness.
Most - but, alas, not all - of the articles in this section avoid the mawkishness that so often characterizes festschrifts.
I could go along with that, but I'd have to add that part of the spirit it captures is the macho mawkishness and whining selfpity of those ballads.
Digital Today Disc Monday The first half of this comedy is infectiously funny and left me in stitches, but a second-half overdose of mawkishness brought me out in a rash.
THE BIG SICK (15) HH HHH THE first half of this comedy infectiously funny and left me in stitches, but a second half overdose of mawkishness brought me out in a rash.
Admittedly, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is poorly served in a her role perfunctory supporting role and a subplot involving a one-eyed pet cat veers dangerously close to mawkishness.
Admittedly, Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer is poorly served in a perfunctory supporting role and a subplot involving a one-eyed pet cat veers close to mawkishness.
Admittedly, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer is poorly served in a her perfunctory supporting role and a subplot involving a one-eyed pet cat veers dangerously close to mawkishness.