1. falsely emotional in a maudlin way (Freq. 1)
Derivationally related forms: ↑sloppy (for: ↑sloppiness), ↑mushy (for: ↑mushiness), ↑drippy (for: ↑drippiness), ↑sentimental, ↑mawkish (for: ↑mawkishness)
Hypernyms: ↑emotionality, ↑emotionalism
Hyponyms: ↑corn, ↑schmaltz, ↑shmaltz, ↑schmalz, ↑sentimentalism
2. extravagant or affected feeling or emotion
Derivationally related forms: ↑sentimental
Hypernyms: ↑sentiment
Hyponyms: ↑mawkishness, ↑bathos

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