Word of the Day: maudlin

Pronunciation: [mawd-lin]

Definition(s): tearfully or weakly emotional; foolishly sentimental:

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: Her whole world crumbled when her life partner passed away, and her forceful jerking and maudlin tears proved it.

Synonyms: weeping, sentimental, mawkish

Antonyms: unemotional

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Word of the Day: bathetic

Pronunciation: [buh-THET-ik]

Definition: displaying or characterized by insincere emotion

Part of Speech: adjective

Sentence: After the underhanded insurance man was charged with fraud, he apologized in a bathetic manner.

Synonyms: maudlin

Antonyms: realistic