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Definition of 'hokey'

Adjective

  1. effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressions of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry"
       Synonyms: bathetic drippy maudlin mawkish mushy schmaltzy schmalzy sentimental soppy soupy slushy
  2. 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"
       Synonyms: artificial contrived stilted


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