The definition of maudlin is someone who is overly sentimental, often in a tearful way or as a result of consuming alcohol.(adjective)
An example of someone who would be described as maudlin is a person who has had a few drinks and is now tearfully weepy about her lost loves.
See maudlin in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: after Maudlin, Magdalene < ME Maudeleyne < OFr Madeleine: Magdalene was often represented with eyes red from weeping
See maudlin in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Alteration of (Mary) Magdalene, who was frequently depicted as a tearful penitent.
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