maudlin adj : effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressons of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry" [syn: bathetic, drippy, hokey, mawkish, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, slushy]
EtymologyFrom the name for Mary Magdalen in the Bible, typically depicted weeping.
- Extravagantly or excessively sentimental; self-pitying.
- Affectionate or sentimental in an effusive, tearful, or foolish manner, especially because of drunkenness
Maudlin may refer to
addled, apish, asinine, bathetic, batty, beery, befooled, befuddled, beguiled, bemused, besotted, blind drunk, brainless, buffoonish, cloying, cockeyed, confused, crapulent, crapulous, crazy, credulous, daffy, daft, dazed, dizzy, doting, drenched, drunk, drunken, dumb, far-gone, fatuitous, fatuous, flaky, flustered, fond, fool, foolheaded, foolish, fou, fuddled, full, futile, gaga, gay, giddy, glorious, gooey, goofy, gulled, gushing, happy, idiotic, imbecile, in liquor, inane, inebriate, inebriated, inebrious, inept, infatuated, insane, intoxicated, jolly, kooky, lachrymose, loony, mad, mawkish, mellow, merry, moronic, muddled, mushy, namby-pamby, nappy, nostalgic, nostomanic, nutty, overemotional, oversentimental, oversentimentalized, reeling, romantic, sappy, screwy, senseless, sentimental, sentimentalized, shikker, silly, sloppy, slushy, sodden, soft, soppy, sotted, soupy, sticky, stupid, tear-jerking, tearful, teary, thoughtless, tiddly, tipsy, under the influence, wacky, weepy, wet, witless