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Word: maudlin

Definition: effusively sentimental


Sentences Containing 'maudlin'

Alas, there was small room for hope Backus's eyes were heavy and bloodshot, his sweaty face was crimson, his speech maudlin and thick, his body sawed drunkenly about with the weaving motion of the ship.
It’s supremely personal but thankfully never maudlin.
Many commentators have considered Forest Lawn to be a unique American creation, and perhaps a uniquely maudlin Los Angeles creation, with its "theme park" approach to death.
That I retired to bed in a most maudlin state of mind, and got up in a crisis of feeble infatuation.

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::: salient - prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features
::: rivet - metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
::: ribald - marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke
::: scoff - laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
::: calorific - heat-producing; N. calorie
::: dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
::: militant - combative; bellicose; N.
::: nascent - incipient; coming into being or existence; Ex. nascent ability in music