Word – Maudlin
Maudlin – Word of the Day
[adj] : self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental.
: (of a book, film, or song) highly sentimental.
History debated between the early 14th century and early 16th century, roughly in 1610. Debated of French and Latin origin.
From Middle English Maudelen
From Old French Madelaine
Mary Magdalene who was forgiven by Jesus Christ is found weeping in many paintings. So it is debated that the word could have originated from this.
1. Adverb examples – maudlinly :
1. The musician sang maudlinly.
2. After having some shots of anesthesia Tom moaned maudinly.
3. The widow had pleaded maudlinly to entitle her to receive the pension of her dead husband.
4. “ I hate to sit in a corner and lament maudlinly”.
5. The drunkard pleaded maudlinly on being handcuffed.
2. Adjective examples – maudlin:
1. The musician played maudlin tunes, and the audience were moved.
2. Tom became maudlin after having a few shots of anesthesia.
3. It was a maudlin letter to the government to entitle her to receive the pension of her dead husband.
4. “I hate listening to maudlin songs”.
5. The police grabbed him by the collar and the angry drunkard turned maudlin.
3. Noun examples – maudlinness:
1. The maudlinness of the tunes moved the audience.
2. The doctors noted the maudlinness in the request of the cancer patient.
3. The maudlinness of the letter entitled her to the pension immediately.
4. “ The maudlinness in the song irritates me”.
5. The police did notice the maudlinness in the tone of the drunkard.