Know Your Next Word : maudlin

5. maudlin :

adjective :

silly and sentimental

usage :

  • The high school reunion grew more and more maudlin as the participants had more and more to drink.

  • The old lady had a maudlin concern for the worms in her yard. She would bang a gong before walking in the grass in order to give them a chance to get out of her way.

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