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Adjective: hokey (hokier,hokiest)  how-kee
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Effusively or insincerely emotional
    "a hokey novel";
    - bathetic, drippy, maudlin, mawkish, kitschy, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, soppy, soupy, slushy, cutesy, gooey, cheesy, sappy [N. Amer]
     
  2. Artificially formal
    - artificial, contrived, stilted

Derived forms: hokier, hokiest

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

Encyclopedia: Hokey