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 Dictionary entry overview: What does schmaltzy mean? 

SCHMALTZY (adjective)
  The adjective SCHMALTZY has 1 sense:

1. effusively or insincerely emotional

  Familiarity information: SCHMALTZY used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SCHMALTZY (adjective)

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Effusively or insincerely emotional


bathetic; schmalzy; schmaltzy; mawkish; maudlin; hokey; mushy; sentimental; slushy; soppy; soupy; drippy

Context examples:

a bathetic novel / maudlin expressions of sympathy / mushy effusiveness / a schmaltzy song / sentimental soap operas / slushy poetry


emotional (of more than usual emotion)

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