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Related to hokey: mawkishly
adj. hok·i·er, hok·i·est Slang
1. Mawkishly sentimental; corny.
2. Noticeably contrived; artificial.
hok′i·ness, hok′ey·ness n.
1. corny; sentimental
2. contrived; phoney
[C20: from hokum]
adj. hok•i•er, hok•i•est.
1. cloyingly sentimental; mawkish.
2. contrived in an obvious way.
hok′ey•ness, hok′i•ness, n.
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|Adj.||1.||hokey - effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressions of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry"|
kitschy, maudlin, mawkish, schmaltzy, schmalzy, bathetic, sentimental, slushy, soppy, soupy, mushy, drippy
emotional - of more than usual emotion; "his behavior was highly emotional"
|2.||hokey - 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"|