maudlin (MÔD-lĭn)


Definition (Adjective) Having reached the stage of drunkenness characterized by tearful sentimentality and effusive displays of affection; characteristic of (the behaviour of) someone who has reached this stage. In Context "Gully is a neighbouring farmer who drinks at Shamus Henley's pub in Barntrosna where he grows ever more maudlin about his inability to find a wife." Peter Haining, Editor, Great Irish Drinking Stories, 2002.