Maudlin – meaning of the word and examples

If you describe someone as maudlin, you mean that they are being sad and sentimental in a foolish way, perhaps because of drinking alcohol. (Collins Dictionary)

Feeling sad and sorry for yourself, especially after you have drunk a lot of alcohol. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Drunk enough to be emotionally silly. (Merriam – Webster)

Weakly and effusively sentimental. (Merriam – Webster)

Self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental. (Oxford Dictionaries)

(of a book, film, or song) highly sentimental. (Oxford Dictionaries)


All maudlin and sentimental.

And no, I’m not going to get all maudlin and sentimental and tell you about the time he rescued me from a river by pulling me out by my hair.

What is the difference between maudlin and sentimental and overly emotional ?


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