In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- His annoyance is bitter anger bordering on rage; his sentiment is mawkish.
- But being nostalgic is often derided as being just mawkish or sentimental; what's your take on nostalgia and sport?
- No pods being immediately in evidence, we suspect it was a more run-of-the-mill form of mawkish, voter-confidence-reducing sentimentality disguised as comradely goodwill.
- An awful sentimental barrage of mawkish music informed us of an appropriate emotional response.
- Her experience works well for the film, as her rendering of the gritty harbour town anchors it in a sense of reality, avoiding overly mawkish sentimentality.
- Imbued with tenderness and earthy humour, the film never crosses the line between sensitivity and mawkish sentimentality, and the action sequences, particularly with the whales, are deftly staged.
- Public displays of emotion were, he argued, a ‘symptom of a fragmented society that has exchanged reason for emotion, action for gesture, cool reserve for mawkish sentimentality’.
- But the obvious pitfalls, of making the effort mawkish, sentimental and overly sanctimonious, are always there.
- This, I hope, won't sound mawkish, but the poems strike me as gentler too.
- While some hearts have filled with kindness and gratitude, others must have sunk an inch or two, weighed by the mawkish sentiment and the thought that it was all just a bit much.
- It's as manipulative, sentimental and mawkish as any film could possibly dare to be - cinematic saccharine with a shimmering pro-fantasy, anti-science trim.
- This time, it was just an outpouring of mawkish sentiment.
- I think you know by now that I'm not the mawkish, overly sentimental type.
- Yet there was a valid point in its criticism of ‘the mawkish sentimentality of a society that has become hooked on grief and likes to wallow in a sense of vicarious victimhood’.
- It is a sentimental, even mawkish, language, richly mined with hidden menace and self-deceptions.
- Rarely does an artist expose his or her personal vulnerability without descending into the mawkish and sentimental.
- The death of a footballer is too often used as an excuse by the media and excessively emotional fans for an outbreak of mawkish sentimentality.
- But when the script turns to more romantic themes, it's never mawkish or sentimental, just grown-up.
- There are letters from home too so we can have shots of mawkish sentimentality and tears.
- This is a refreshing development, given that modern theatre is all too often marked by self-indulgence and mawkish sentimentality.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.