Definition of mawkish:
soppy, contrived, novelettish, soupy, saccharine, theatricals, hysterics, cloying, gushy, theatrical, sodden, sobby, treacly, slushy, sugary, drippy, mushy, feelings, tear-jerking, artificial, fruity, wet, spoony, sentimental, schmaltzy, sticky, sugarcoated, drizzly, emotional, kitschy, hokey, bathetic, melodrama, histrionics, maudlin, chocolate-box, stilted, schmalzy, lovey-dovey.
- "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
- "A Set of Rogues", Frank Barrett.
- "Her Weight in Gold", George Barr McCutcheon.