schmaltzy

[shmahlt-see, shmawlt-]
adjective, schmaltzier, schmaltziest. Informal.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by schmaltz.
Also, schmalzy.


Origin:
1930–35; schmaltz + -y1

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schmaltzy (ʃmæltsɪ, ʃmɔːltsɪ)
 
adj , -ier, -iest
excessively sentimental

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schmaltzy definition

[ˈʃmɑltsi]
and shmaltzy
  1. mod.
    overly sweet and sentimental. (See also schmaltz.) : This movie is too schmaltzy for me.
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Example sentences
And, unlike a schmaltzy monologue or politically-fueled rant, it rang true to
  something that teenagers would actually do.
The director is famous for his schmaltzy endings, but in this case the sunny
  gloss seems nothing short of parody.
It was schmaltzy, but he meant it and it moves me to think back on that.
With plot holes the size of boulders, it's a thuddingly bad effort at wacky
  humor and schmaltzy redemption.
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