Definition of mawkishly in English:

mawkishly

adverb

See mawkish

  • ‘Don't think I don't realize how crazy this sounds, how mawkishly sentimental, how downright ‘unpatriotic’.’
  • ‘He steered the client out in the corridor, where the poor man, clearly confused and with no verbal skills, stood for a few minutes staring mawkishly around.’
  • ‘He croons the words mawkishly, holding the mike close to his mouth, keeping a straight face.’
  • ‘Firstly, it makes the film look like a pile of mawkishly sentimental schlock - which it's not.’
  • ‘Sure, he was fervently patriotic, mawkishly sentimental and often ludicrous.’

Pronunciation

mawkishly

/ˈmɔːkɪʃ(ə)li/