Sad, happy and funny

maudlin
(adj)
MAWD-lin
Meaning

sentimental and over-emotional, with a tendency to weepiness and melancholy

1st Sample Sentence

I can't stand those maudlin old Bollywood family dramas.

Synonyms

despondent, dour, lugubrious, maudlin, morose, saturnine

Antonyms

blithe, buoyant, ebullient, jocular

Mnemonics

when she received a call from the MODELLING company for her appointment, she became EFFUSIVELY SENTIMENTAL and wept a lot. Her dream had come true. maudlin = mat ro darling i. e don't cry, pertaining to sentimental people Think of maudlin as a model is in beauty pageant. All models in pageants keep crying unnecessarily, become effusively sentimental.

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