adjective, hokier, hokiest.
overly sentimental; mawkish: Two glasses of wine and he gets unbearably hokey; it's hard to believe he's a highly paid executive! Synonyms: corny, maudlin, melodramatic, cloying, goopy, mushy.
obviously contrived, especially to win popular appeal or support; phony: The hokey stories of his impoverished childhood always surface at election time. Synonyms: fake, false, artificial, counterfeit, sham, spurious.
hokeyness, hokiness, noun