Definition of maudlin:
drizzly, hokey, gushing, soupy, soppy, bathetic, contrived, mawkish, mushy, weak, tear-jerking, schmaltzy, sodden, teary, schmalzy, stilted, gushy, kitschy, sentimental, insipid, weepy, feelings, sobby, slushy, artificial, emotional, drippy.
- "Out of the Primitive", Robert Ames Bennet.
Judged by ordinary standards, his conduct became at times little short of maudlin; his correspondence showed a sort of gasping, frantic dependence upon the sympathy and consolation of these women friends, and exhibited a painful picture of a broken man.- "Selections From Poe", J. Montgomery Gambrill.
- "Castle Richmond", Anthony Trollope.