sensitivity (part of speech: noun)
- I do not profess to be a very painstaking lover; nay, if you will, the life would bore me, even if in our case the mawkishness of the delay did not do more than bore. - "The Bertrams", Anthony Trollope.
- Both have the heroic quality, both are free from mawkishness and are of the greater Chopin, the Chopin of the mode masculine. - "Chopin: The Man and His Music", James Huneker.
- You see, he murmured in Alexander's ear, as the curtain fell on the first act, one almost never sees a part like that done without smartness or mawkishness. - "Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ", Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes.