Sentimental in a sappy, almost offensive way; sickly sweet emotion.
1. Excessively and objectionably sentimental.
2. Sickening or insipid in taste.
Middle English: mawke, from maggot.
The store had a rather mawkish display of Valentine's Day cards.
She carried on mawkishly about her boyfriend.
Seemed like an appropriate word for this time of year! Some displays of affections are sweet, tasteful, and classy. And then there's the other ones.
One way to keep it classy, and not mawkish, this year, is to be part of the Spare a Rose, Save a Child effort. If you donate just $5, and skip buying a single rose, you can help provide insulin, which is necessary for life, to a child with diabetes for a month. For the price of a dozen roses, you can help a child live for an entire year. Please consider joining us in helping children globally.
To those who give, a multitude of thanks.
If you cannot give, please consider helping us spread the word--thank you!