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  • schmaltziness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) also schmalziness noun Informal. The quality or condition of being affectedly or overly emotional: bathos, maud linism, mawkishness, sentimentalism, sentimentality. Informal: mush, mushiness, schmaltz, sloppiness. Slang:… …   English dictionary for students

  • bathos — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sentimentality; anticlimax. See feeling, wit. Ant., dispassion. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. melodrama, maudlinness, triteness; see pathos , sentimentality . See Synonym Study at pathos . III (Roget s 3… …   English dictionary for students

  • sentimentality — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sentimentalism, sentiment, melodramatics, bathos, melodrama, maudlinness, triteness, mawkishness, emotionalness, mushiness*, gushiness*; see also emotion , romance 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. mawkishness, *mush,… …   English dictionary for students

  • maudlinism — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or condition of being affectedly or overly emotional: bathos, mawkishness, senti mentalism, sentimentality. Informal: mush, mushiness, schmaltz, schmaltziness, sloppiness. Slang: sappiness. See FEELINGS …   English dictionary for students

  • mawkishness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or condition of being affectedly or overly emotional: bathos, maudlinism, senti mentalism, sentimentality. Informal: mush, mushiness, schmaltz, schmaltziness, sloppiness. Slang: sappiness. See FEELINGS …   English dictionary for students

  • sappiness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Slang. The quality or condition of being affectedly or overly emotional: bathos, maudlinism, mawkishness, sentimentalism, sentimentality. Informal: mush, mushiness, schmaltz, schmaltziness, sloppiness. See FEELINGS …   English dictionary for students

  • schmaltz — (Roget s Thesaurus II) also schmalz noun Informal. The quality or condition of being affectedly or overly emotional: bathos, maud linism, mawkishness, sentimentalism, sentimentality. Informal: mush, mushiness, schmaltziness, sloppiness. Slang:… …   English dictionary for students

  • schmalziness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun See schmaltziness …   English dictionary for students

  • sentimentalism — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or condition of being affectedly or overly emotional: bathos, maudlinism, mawk ishness, sentimentality. Informal: mush, mushiness, schmaltz, schmaltziness, sloppiness. Slang: sappiness. See FEELINGS …   English dictionary for students

  • sloppiness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The state of being messy or unkempt: disor derliness, messiness, slovenliness, untidiness. See ORDER. 2. Informal. The quality or condition of being affectedly or overly emotional: bathos, maudlinism, mawkishness,… …   English dictionary for students

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