- extravagantly, Extravagantly or excessively sentimental; self-pitying.
Etymology: From the name Mary Magdalen in the Bible, typically depicted weeping.
- On the rebound one passes into tears and pathos. Maudlin tears. I almost prefer the moments of agony. These are at least clean and honest. But the bath of self-pity, the wallow, the loathsome sticky-sweet pleasure of indulging it " that disgusts me.
- w:C. S. Lewis, CS Lewis, w:A Grief Observed, A Grief Observed'', 1961
- affectionate, Affectionate or sentimental in an effusive, tearful, or foolish manner, especially because of drunkenness
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