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Maudlin

Maudlin (overly sentimental) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

Definition of the adjective maudlin

What does maudlin mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. effusively or insincerely emotional

Alternative definition of the adjective maudlin

adjective

  1. Extravagantly or excessively sentimental; self-pitying.
  2. Affectionate or sentimental in an effusive, tearful, or foolish manner, especially because of drunkenness

Definition of the adjective maudlin for high school students

    weakly sentimental
    • example: Although many people enjoy romantic comedies, I usually find them maudlin and shallow.

The adjective maudlin is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Groups

  1. Maudlin is a Belgian sludge/doom metal group.
    • albums: "Ionesco", "A Sign of Time"
  2. Maudlin is a band from St. Paul, Minnesota.

There are other groups with in their name, like Maudlin of the Well.

Music

"Maudlin" is a musical album of Capgun Coup.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Maudlin

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Google previewBarron's COOP/HSPT/TACHS (2009)

Cooperative Admissions Exam/High School Placement Test/Test for Admission Into Catholic High Schools by Kathleen Elliott, David Ebner, Carmen Geraci

For instance, the adjective maudlin means excessively sentimental or (to use a more casual term) weepy. Maudlin is an alternate version of Magdalene. Mary Magdalene was frequently portrayed in art as crying, so something causing this ...

Google previewHow to Prepare for the COOP/HSPT/TACHS (2005)

by Kathleen Elliott, Carmen Geraci, David Ebner

For instance, the adjective maudlin means excessively sentimental or (to use a more casual term) weepy. Maudlin is an alternate version of Magdalene. Mary Magdalene was frequently portrayed in art as crying, so something causing this ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

[Maudlin is the corrupt appellation of Magdalen, who is drawn by painters oithfwoln eye>, and disordered look ; a drunken countenance seems to have been so named from J ludicrous resemblance to the picture of Magde- l*»] Drunk ; fuddled ...

Google previewDictionary of Word Origins (1995)

A History of the Words, Expressions, and Clichés We Use by Jordan Almond

MASHER MAUDLIN MAVERICK MEALY-MOUTHED "complete." According to the old legend, in ancient China some 4,000 years ago a fair messenger was sent down from Heaven to Lord Takao-Tzu to teach him the art of shipbuilding.

Google previewThe Gardeners Dictionary (1735)

Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit and Flower Garden, as Also the Physick Garden, Wilderness, Conservatory, and Vineyard by Philip Miller

AGERATUM; Maudlin. The Characters are; The Pimers are digested inte Lese Umbels ; but, in other Respects, it is very like the Const- mary. These are several Species of thh Plant preserved in the Botanick Gardens ; but as there are not ...

Google previewThe Disheveled Dictionary (2003)

A Curious Caper Through Our Sumptuous Lexicon by Karen Elizabeth Gordon

maudlin. tearfully emotional, foolishly sentimental; also mawkishly sentimental from drunkenness, adrift on one's own tears in fe bateau ivre; from the Greek version of Mary Magdalen. so often pictured weeping copious penitent tears The party ...

Google previewA New English Dictionary: Or, a Compleat Collection of the Most Proper and Significant Words, and Terms of Art, Commonly Used in the Language ... (1739)

With a Continued Short and Clear Exposition ... As Also Three Useful Tables, Viz. I. Of Proper Names of Men ... II. Of Proper Names of Women ... III. Of Nick-names ... by John Kersey

Maudlin, maudled, half drunk. Maudlin, or Sweet-Maudlin, an Herb. Maugre, whether one will or no, in spight of. 'A Mavis, a kind of Ibrush, a Song-Bird. To Maul, or Mall, to bang or beat soundly. A Maul-Stick, a Stick on which a Painter leans ...

Google previewA New English Dictionary ... The Eighth Edition, Carefully Revised ... By J. K. [i.e. John Kersey.] (1772)

by John Kersey

_ _ Maudlin or Sweet maudlin, anherh. Maugre, 'whether one will orwo, in jþigbr tff. zIMavis, a kind qfthru/h, a forg- hird. To Man] or Man, to hang or heal soundly. AMaul-stick, astick m 'which a painter leans when at work. 11 Maulkin or Maukin, ...

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Small photo of BRISTOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Graffiti by Banksy in Maudlin Street in Bristol, England on February 26, 2011. Banksy is a native of the city, in which there are many examples of his street artSmall photo of The child is crying on the mother's arms.Portrait of mother and son. maudlin childSmall photo of The child is crying on the mother's arms.Portrait of mother and son. maudlin childSmall photo of The child is crying on the mother's arms.Portrait of mother and son. maudlin childSmall photo of BRISTOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Police sniper by Banksy in Upper Maudlin Street in Bristol, England on February 26, 2011Small photo of BRISTOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 26: Police sniper by Banksy in Upper Maudlin Street in Bristol, England on February 26, 2011 More...

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I write funny. If I can make my wife laugh, I know I'm on the right track. But yes, I don't like to get Maudlin. And I have a tendency towards it. (Gene Wilder)
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Scrabble value of M3A1U1D2L1I1N1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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