Day-124 (Maudlin)

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Word:
Maudlin

Status:
Adjective

Meaning:
Showing or expressing too much emotion in an often annoying or unpleasant way.

Sentences:
1) He became maudlin and started crying like a child.
2) We saw a maudlin movie about a tramp.

Origin:
Alteration of Mary Magdalene, from her description as a weeping penitent.

First use:
1509

Synonyms:
chocolate box, cloying, sappy, sloppy

Antonyms:
unemotional, unsentimental.

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