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Adjective: cheesy (cheesier,cheesiest)  chee-zee
  1. Of very poor quality; flimsy
    - bum, cheap, chintzy [N. Amer], crummy, punk [N. Amer], sleazy, tinny, tacky, crumby
     
  2. Effusively or insincerely emotional
    "a cheesy novel";
    - bathetic, drippy, hokey [N. Amer], maudlin, mawkish, kitschy, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, soppy, soupy, slushy, cutesy, gooey, sappy [N. Amer]
     
  3. Resembling or relating to cheese

Derived forms: cheesiest, cheesier

See also: cornball [N. Amer], emotional, inferior, lovey-dovey

Encyclopedia: Cheesy