Search Result for "corny":
1. dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality;
- Example: "bromidic sermons"
[syn: bromidic, corny, platitudinal, platitudinous]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Corny \Cor"ny\ (k?r"n?), a. [L. cornu horn.] Strong, stiff, or hard, like a horn; resembling horn. [1913 Webster] Up stood the cornu reed. --Milton. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Corny \Corn"y\, a. 1. Producing corn or grain; furnished with grains of corn. [R.] "The corny ear." --Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. Containing corn; tasting well of malt. [R.] [1913 Webster] A draught of moist and corny ale. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 3. Tipsy. [Vulgar, Eng.] --Forby. [1913 Webster] 4. overly or simplistically sentimental. [informal] [PJC] 5. trite or tiresome; too weak to be effective; -- said of unsubtle attempts at humor; as, a corny joke; a corny skit. [informal] [PJC]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
34 Moby Thesaurus words for "corny": back-number, banal, bewhiskered, bromidic, cliched, common, commonplace, cut-and-dried, fade, familiar, fusty, hackney, hackneyed, moth-eaten, musty, old hat, platitudinous, set, shopworn, square, stale, stereotyped, stock, threadbare, timeworn, tired, trite, truistic, unoriginal, warmed-over, well-known, well-worn, worn, worn thin