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  Definition of hokey
  1. artificially formal; "that artificial humility that her husband hated"; "contrived coyness"; "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"; "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation"
  2. effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressons of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry"
Similar Words: artificial, contrived, stilted, bathetic, drippy, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, slushy

 

 
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