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twee

 (twē)
adj. Chiefly British
Overly precious or nice.

[Alteration of tweet, baby-talk alteration of sweet.]

twee

(twiː)
adj
Brit excessively sentimental, sweet, or pretty
[C19: from tweet, mincing or affected pronunciation of sweet]
ˈtweely adv
ˈtweeness n

twee

(twi)

adj.
affectedly dainty or elegant.
[1900–05; appar. reduced from tweet (perhaps via pronoun twiˀ), mimicking child's pronoun of sweet]
twee′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.twee - affectedly dainty or refinedtwee - affectedly dainty or refined  
refined - (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"

twee

adjective (Informal)
1. sweet, pretty, cute, sentimental, quaint, dainty, cutesy (informal, chiefly U.S.), bijou, precious twee musical boxes shaped like cottages
2. sentimental, over-sentimental, soppy (Brit. informal), mawkish, affected, precious Although twee at times, the script is well-constructed.
Translations

twee

[twiː] ADJ (Brit) (pej) → cursi, afectado

twee

adj (+er) (Brit inf) → niedlich, putzig (inf); mannergeziert; clothesniedlich; descriptionverniedlichend; expressiongekünstelt; wordszuckersüß; it sounds tweees klingt geziert

twee

[twiː] adj (Brit) (fam, pej) (person) → affettato/a; (decor) → lezioso/a
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Maudlin and sentimental, at times twee, but frontman Fran Healy knows how to write a hit song.
LOVE IS THICKER THAN WATER (15) HH HHH THIS twee and melancholy romance is supposedly based on Romeo and Juliet, but at least Shakespeare put barriers in the way of true love, such as vengeful gangs of sword-wielding hooligans.
8DA followed YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Viaduct 9 Czech 10 Clove 11 Updates 12 Eli 13 Tidemark 16 Horrific 17 Cox 19 Cockier 21 Gunge 22 Radii 23 Enlists DOWN: 1 Evacuee 2 Palomino 3 Rune 4 Academic 5 Tent 6 Chasm 8 Tour de force 13 Terrific 14 Richness 15 Expense 18 Ochre 20 Coda 21 Gulp QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Storm clouds 8 Sew 9 Imp 11 America 12 Error 13 Lie 14 Ego 15 Injured 17 Arc 19 Iced 21 Rode 23 Idea 25 Soya 27 Not 29 Rehouse 31 Add 34 Paw 36 Dread 37 Outcome 38 Yam 39 Led 40 Wooden spoon DOWN: 1 Semi 2 Twee 3 Reigned 4 Clam up 5 Obese 6 Dire 7 Smog 8 Salsa 10 Proud 16 Die 18 Cry 20 Can 22 Oar 24 Desktop 25 Shady 26 Cocoon 28 Towed 30 Ended 32 Draw 33 Demo 34 Polo 35 Amen
ROAD2016 is georganiseerd rondom twee ODC~s (RODC RWS-DJI en ODC SSC-ICT).
Botha se ander twee verhale "Antie en die engel" (13-20), wat vanuit die perspektief van 'n arm wit vrou geskryf word, en die ietwat studentikose "Drie daggakoppe rook tesame" (21-9) ('n duidelike kopknik na Jan Rabie se "Drie kaalkoppe eet tesame") is veel minder oortuigend.
It adds a touch of Scottish charm without being too twee.
Unlike so many sitcoms, there was nothing twee, bland or annoyingly artificial about the comedy - and comedy drama - that was on show here.
By using pretty much acoustic guitar and voice it's charming but never twee, sensitive, but never afraid to strike in the right places.
It would be so very easy for Aine Minogue's particular brand of traditional Irish music to go awry, to become overly twee and sappy, but there's something about the Irish singer-harpist that keeps that from happening.
The twee American abomination that is the cupcake has usurped the British bun and turned a section of our society (mostly women, I'm sad to say) into squealing confectionery idiots" - Comedienne Jenny Eclair.
What could easily skew twee or self-indulgent is elevated by a sense of irony and the absurd, which makes for a riveting listen.