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Adjective: mawkish  mo-kish
  1. Effusively or insincerely emotional
    "a mawkish novel";
    - bathetic, drippy [informal], hokey [N. Amer, informal], maudlin, kitschy, mushy [informal], schmaltzy [informal], schmalzy [informal], sentimental, sappy [informal], soppy [Brit, informal], soupy [informal], slushy [informal], corny [informal], cutesy [informal], gooey [informal], weepy [informal], cheesy [informal]

See also: cornball [N. Amer, informal], emotional, lovey-dovey [informal]