Maudlin Definition

môdlĭn
adjective
Foolishly and tearfully or weakly sentimental.
Webster's New World
Tearfully sentimental from too much liquor.
Webster's New World
The definition of maudlin is someone who is overly sentimental, often in a tearful way or as a result of consuming alcohol.
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.
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noun

(botany, now historical) Either of two aromatic plants, costmary or sweet yarrow. [from 15th c.]

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Other Word Forms of Maudlin

Noun

Singular:
maudlin
Plural:
maudlins

Origin of Maudlin

  • Middle English form of Mary Magdalene (typically depicted weeping), ultimately from Late Latin Magdalena.

    From Wiktionary

  • Alteration of (Mary) Magdalene who was frequently depicted as a tearful penitent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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