Definition of Schmaltzy

1. Adjective. Effusively or insincerely emotional. "Slushy poetry"




Definition of Schmaltzy

1. Adjective. Overly sentimental, emotional, maudlin or bathetic ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Schmaltzy

1. characterized by schmaltz [adj SCHMALTZIER, SCHMALTZIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Schmaltzy

schlubby
schlubs
schlump
schlumped
schlumpier
schlumpiest
schlumping
schlumps
schlumpy
schm-
schmaltz
schmaltzes
schmaltzier
schmaltziest
schmaltzily
schmaltzy (current term)
schmalz
schmalzes
schmalzier
schmalziest
schmalzily
schmalzy
schmancy
schmatte
schmattes
schmear
schmeared
schmearing
schmears
schmeck

Literary usage of Schmaltzy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Waiter, There's a Horse in My Wine: A Treasury of Entertainment, Exploration by Jennifer "Chotzi" Rosen (2005)
"Weave in a little violin; sweet, but not schmaltzy. Scene 2: A pretty teenager, with a voice as flat as her belly and as airy as her brain, ..."

2. Long Island Alive! by Francine Silverman (2002)
"Richard Feleppa, owner of Florence & Son, 16R Newtown Lane, s 631-329-4444, caters to the mood by playing "schmaltzy Italian operas" to help his customers ..."

3. Play Nice, Make Money by W. T. McKibben (2007)
"I know it sounds schmaltzy and fake—but it's true. We love each other and we were willing to follow our leader Todd Burke to hell and back. ..."

4. Untersuchungen über räumlich-zeitliche Unterschiede im Abflussverhalten von by Oswald Wagner (1987)
"At village festivals ephemeral American hits blare across the island, and the literary appetites of millions are quickly satisfied with schmaltzy romantic ..."

5. Untersuchungen über räumlich-zeitliche Unterschiede im Abflussverhalten von by Oswald Wagner (1987)
"At village festivals ephemeral American hits blare across the island, and the literary appetites of millions are quickly satisfied with schmaltzy romantic ..."

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