Definition of maudlinism in US English:

maudlinism

noun

  • The state of being maudlin or readily given to tearful displays of sentiment.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), poet, critic, and philosopher. From maudlin + -ism.

Pronunciation

maudlinism

/ˈmɔːdlɪnɪz(ə)m/