Affectedly or extravagantly emotional
The salt has a sweet, mawkish taste.
The flowers are large, white or pale rose, and followed in August by fruits of a brilliant red as large as a hens egg, and edible, though of mawkish flavor.
mawkish political speeches.
In that regard it's a good idea to stick to easy quaffing reds, rosés and whites that are not big on drama, excessively flabby or condescendingly mawkish.
It was sentimental, moving, yet not mawkish.