1. insincere pathos
Syn: ↑bathos
Derivationally related forms: ↑mawkish
Hypernyms: ↑sentimentality
2. falsely emotional in a maudlin way
Derivationally related forms: ↑sloppy (for: ↑sloppiness), ↑mushy (for: ↑mushiness), ↑drippy (for: ↑drippiness), ↑sentimental (for: ↑sentimentality), ↑mawkish
Hypernyms: ↑emotionality, ↑emotionalism
Hyponyms: ↑corn, ↑schmaltz, ↑shmaltz, ↑schmalz, ↑sentimentalism

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