Synonyms and Antonyms of corny

  1. 1 appealing to the emotions in an obvious and tiresome way <corny violin music during the movie's love scenes> Synonyms chocolate-box, cloying, drippy, fruity, gooey, lovey-dovey, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, novelettish, saccharine, sappy, schmaltzy, sentimental, sloppy, slushy, soppy, soupy, spoony (or spooney), sticky, sugarcoated, sugary, wet Related Words dreamy, 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 Antonyms unadulterated, unvarnished; antisentimental, cynical, hard-boiled, hard-edged, hardheaded Antonyms unsentimental

  2. 2 tiresomely obvious and unsophisticated <the audience groaned as the emcee told one corny joke after another> Synonyms cornball, corn-fed, cornpone, hokey Related Words countrified (also countryfied), down-home, folksy, rustic (also rustical); hick, hickish Near Antonyms cosmopolitan, smart, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wise; hip, trendy, with-it

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