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Meaning of MAUDLIN

Pronunciation:  'modlin

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressons of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry"

MAUDLIN is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: bathetic, emotional, mawkish, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, slushy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Maud"lin\, a. [From Maudlin, a contr. of Magdalen, OE.
    Maudeleyne, who is drawn by painters with eyes swelled and
    red with weeping.]
    1. Tearful; easily moved to tears; exciting to tears;
       excessively sentimental; weak and silly. ``Maudlin eyes.''
       --Dryden. ``Maudlin eloquence.'' --Roscommon. ``A maudlin
       poetess.'' --Pope. ``Maudlin crowd.'' --Southey.
    2. Drunk, or somewhat drunk; fuddled; given to drunkenness.
             Maudlin Clarence in his malmsey butt. --Byron.
  2. \Maud"lin\, Maudeline \Maude"line\, n. (Bot.)
    An aromatic composite herb, the costmary; also, the South
    European Achillea Ageratum, a kind of yarrow.
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