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Klimt
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Postby Klimt » Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:24 pm

1. Excessively and objectionably sentimental. See Synonyms at sentimental.

2. Sickening or insipid in taste.

I am not saying this now from any mawkish kind of remorse.

At Heidelberg I met a fat veterinary surgeon whose voice broke with sobs as he repeated some mawkish poetry.
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Postby Slava » Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:57 am

While I know this word, I'd forgotten it, perhaps in favor of maudlin. However, being maudlin usually implies a touch of alcohol is involved, whereas mawkish doesn't.
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Postby Audiendus » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:49 am

From Old English mawk = maggot.

I assume that maggots have a nauseating taste. :x

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Postby LukeJavan8 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:00 pm

I certainly would not recommend tasting them. So just
continue to "assume".
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