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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. effusively or insincerely emotional;
- Example: "a bathetic novel"
- Example: "maudlin expressions of sympathy"
- Example: "mushy effusiveness"
- Example: "a schmaltzy song"
- Example: "sentimental soap operas"
- Example: "slushy poetry"
[syn: bathetic, drippy, hokey, maudlin, mawkish, kitschy, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, soppy, soupy, slushy]

2. artificially formal;
- Example: "that artificial humility that her husband hated"
- Example: "contrived coyness"
- Example: "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"
- Example: "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation"
[syn: artificial, contrived, hokey, stilted]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hokey adj 1: effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressions of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry" [syn: bathetic, drippy, hokey, maudlin, mawkish, kitschy, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, soppy, soupy, slushy] 2: artificially formal; "that artificial humility that her husband hated"; "contrived coyness"; "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"; "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation" [syn: artificial, contrived, hokey, stilted]