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

Derived forms: hokier, hokiest

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

Encyclopedia: Hokey