Examples of sappy in a Sentence
She gets all sappy when she is around babies.
a sappy letter filled with silly romantic clichés
Recent Examples of sappy from the Web
If the thought of celebrating your nuptials with an ooey-gooey love song sets your teeth on edge, let Elton John’s romantic but decidedly un-sappy ballad soundtrack your special turn around the dance floor.
But what the film has come up with instead, a sappy subplot about the absent father the jealous Arnold never knew, is underdeveloped and then never really solved.
As Yachty belts away his feelings, the sappy romantic busily finds alternatives on how to survive.
Nearly two months before Christmas your true love — ahem, that would be us — gave to thee, a schedule of sappy Hallmark and Lifetime movies.
Google, known for sappy ads focused on #makingmemories, is trying to create a time-lapse movie of the eclipse by stitching together photography submissions from more than 1,000 people along the path of totality.
The final twist in Ingrid Goes West’s plot elevates the movie from near-sappy morality tale about Learning to Love the Real You into very dark territory indeed.
This is a youthful, frantic, vibrant version of a musical that in the wrong hands can be sappy and operatic.
There was no sappy montage of assignments past, no tears, just an elegant farewell from a heart clearly full of gratitude.
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First Known Use of sappy
Synonymschocolate-box, cloying, drippy, fruity, gooey, lovey-dovey, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, novelettish, saccharine, corny, schmaltzy, sentimental, sloppy, slushy, soppy, soupy, spoony (or spooney), sticky, sugarcoated, sugary, wet
Related Wordsdreamy, misty-eyed, moonstruck, moony, nostalgic, starry-eyed; feel-good, fuzzy; melodramatic, soap-operatic, soapy, sudsy; flat, insipid, soft-boiled, tasteless, vapid, watery; cutesy, twee [chiefly British]
Near Antonymsunadulterated, unvarnished; antisentimental, cynical, hard-boiled, hard-edged, hardheaded
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