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How to sign: effusively or insincerely emotional
"a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressons of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry";
Similiar / Same: bathetic, maudlin, mawkish, schmaltzy, schmalzy, mushy, sentimental, slushy, drippy
How to sign: artificially formal
"that artificial humility that her husband hated"; "contrived coyness"; "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"; "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation";
Similiar / Same: stilted, artificial, contrived