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Definition of "mawkishness" [mawk•ish•ness]

  • The property of being mawkish. (noun)

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Use "mawkishness" in a sentence
  • "This the pure young creature refused to do, with that exaggerated modesty which has been called mawkishness in the story, but which in a real occurrence looks very like heroism."
  • "'_A Story of Sorrow and Crime_' is an affecting monitory sketch, devoid of that mawkishness which is sometimes the characteristic of kindred performances."
  • "Severn attributes Keats's temporary "mawkishness" to Hunt's society"