schmaltzy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj schmaltzy effusively or insincerely emotional "a bathetic novel","maudlin expressions of sympathy","mushy effusiveness","a schmaltzy song","sentimental soap operas","slushy poetry"
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Usage


In news:

WASHINGTON — There were all the trappings of a high-octane presidential debate: the over-the-top declarations, the pre-practiced zingers and the schmaltzy appeals to America's truest values.
Sure, you could dismiss the festive genre as a cloying mix of schmaltzy lyrics, tired references to comically named reindeer, and saccharine sentiments about returning to one's place of origin.
The schmaltzy 'Life of Timothy Green'.
'Duma' is schmaltzy but heartfelt.
Schmaltzy but heartfelt, "Duma" follows in the tradition of other kid-and-animal movies.
(CBS) Was this going to be gut-churningly schmaltzy.
On tonight's (Nov 21) episode of 'X Factor,' the Top 10 remaining contestants were asked to give thanks with a song so it was an extra schmaltzy (and we mean that lovingly) episode.
This is not because it is not schmaltzy.
The return of Slate 's scientific guide to the schmaltziness of NBC's Olympics coverage.
WASHINGTON (AP) — There were all the trappings of a high-octane presidential debate: the over-the-top declarations, the pre-practiced zingers and the schmaltzy appeals to America's truest values.
There were all the trappings of a high-octane presidential debate: the over-the-top declarations, the pre-practiced zingers and the schmaltzy appeals to America's truest values.
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