Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Late middle English From Old French Madeleine, from Church Latin Magdalena (see magdalene). The current sense derives from allusion to pictures of Mary Magdalen weeping.
  • mushy
  • romantic
  • pragmatic
  • unemotional
tearfully or weakly emotional; foolishly sentimental
The slideshow of memories her children put together had her maudlin and inconsolable.
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