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adj. corn·i·er, corn·i·est
Trite, dated, melodramatic, or mawkishly sentimental.

[From corn.]

corn′i·ly adv.
corn′i·ness n.
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in a corny manner
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How cornily predictable, coming from the publisher of a WWII magazine.
Vuilleumier N, Le Gal G, Cornily JC, Hochstrasser D, Bounameaux H, Aujesky D, et al.
Despite fears their gold and copper FORMULAIC Cornily told mine is dangerously unsafe, miners head 2,300ft under the Atacama Desert where, as we all know, a series of cave-ins leave them stranded.
But a few paragraphs further on, he complained that they had already become "a generation of social-declaimer decriers"--with a couple of exceptions, of course: Allen Ginsberg and Corso "were great poets" and "both of us, somewhat romantically yes, but not cornily, will die for our poetry." Corso mentions another exception: "Nor have I anything against tradition; if there is one poet I love writing today it's Robert Lowell; but the world goes and its cattiness of who to love and who not to love, will make impossible, let's say, a meeting and a love between he and Ginsberg, whereas they both have that SOUL.