Meaning of maudlin

maud•lin

Pronunciation: (môd'lin), [key]
— adj.
  1. tearfully or weakly emotional; foolishly sentimental: a maudlin story of a little orphan and her lost dog.
  2. foolishly or mawkishly sentimental because of drunkenness.
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