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adj. chees·i·er, chees·i·est
1. Containing or resembling cheese.
2. Informal
a. Of poor quality; shoddy: a movie with cheesy special effects.
b. Vulgarly pretentious or sentimental: a cheesy romantic comedy.

[Sense 2b, possibly partly from earlier cheesy, showy, from cheese.]

chees′i·ly adv.
chees′i·ness n.


in a cheesy manner
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Finally, McClaren standing at a postmatch interview explaining another away capitulation, cheesily grinning like a small businessman doing his own TV advert, doesn't alleviate any concerns either.
No one in particular, my family have always supported me and cheesily, given the inspiration needed to push the idea forward.
The story trips gleefully, and at times cheesily, along with nods to a host of influences - some perhaps accidental.
Newcastle have their heroes now: players like the fleet-footed Ayoze Perez, who slaloms past defenders and would not have looked out of place in the team that - somewhat cheesily - came to be known as 'the Entertainers.
And as the story goes, she later smiled cheesily with Taylor for a photo- op.
Like running free in a playground together, showing o"to your younger sibling how you can ride your bike for the rst time, going through school and sports days together, and smiling cheesily for the school photographs that will forever show their toothless grins and unkempt hair.
Marina, who said the house smelt of cannabis but did not see Bieber smoking, told how he cheesily danced to one of his own songs and flashed his tattoos during the party.
Over the past three decades, his mastery of this style--not cheesily nostalgic, but suave, sophisticated and playful--has become so secure, so expert, that he has been able to expand what I can only call the Max Raabe genre to include reinterpretations of modern pop, and even writing new songs, conceived as what might come if the composers of the past were writing today.
CHEESILY THE BEST Morrisons are doing a great offer of two everyday cheeses for PS3.
The car, despite fine exterior styling, strays dangerously close to gimmick with its cheesily named moods.
And the end of the novel, somewhat cheesily, finds his wife and children--and elsewhere Nelson Mandela--watching his triumph on television.