schmaltzy


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schmaltz

also schmalz  (shmälts)
n.
1. Informal
a. Excessively sentimental art or music.
b. Maudlin sentimentality.
2. Liquid fat, especially chicken fat.

[Yiddish shmalts, animal fat, sentimentality, from Middle High German smalz, animal fat, from Old High German; see mel- in Indo-European roots.]

schmaltz′i·ness n.
schmaltz′y adj.

schmaltzy

(ʃmæltsɪ; ʃmɔːltsɪ) or

schmalzy

adj, -ier or -iest
excessively sentimental
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.schmaltzy - effusively or insincerely emotionalschmaltzy - effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressions of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry"
emotional - of more than usual emotion; "his behavior was highly emotional"

schmaltzy

adjective sentimental, sloppy (informal), corny (slang), cheesy (informal), mushy (informal), soppy (informal), gooey (informal), cloying, maudlin, slushy (informal), mawkish, tear-jerking, icky (informal), bathetic, overemotional A schmaltzy weep-along if ever there was one!

schmaltzy

also schmalzy
adjective
Informal. Affectedly or extravagantly emotional:
Informal: gooey, mushy, sloppy, soupy.
Translations
sladký
drivende sentimental
siirappinen
sentimentalan
いやにセンチメンタルな
감상적인
sentimental
มีอารมณ์อ่อนไหวมากเกินไป
ủy mị

schmaltzy

[ˈʃmɔːltsɪ] ADJsentimental, sensiblero

schmaltzy

[ˈʃmɔːltsi] adj (= over-sentimental) [song, film, book] → à l'eau de rose, mièvre

schmaltzy

schmalzy [ˈʃmɔːltsɪ] adj (fam) → sdolcinato/a

schmaltzy

عَاطِفِيّ sladký drivende sentimental rührselig σαχλός sensiblero, sentimentaloide siirappinen mélo sentimentalan svenevole いやにセンチメンタルな 감상적인 sentimenteel søkkvåt ckliwy piegas слезливый sentimental มีอารมณ์อ่อนไหวมากเกินไป aşırı duygusal ủy mị 多愁善感的
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