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corny

1. mod. having to do with simple-minded, overdrawn humor. (Alludes to rural or folksy style.) This corny dialogue has to be revised before I’ll act in this play.
2. mod. having to do with overdone sentiment. The love scenes were your corny hands-off-the-naughty-parts events, but nobody laughed.
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Love, Actually meets House Swap, it's overlong, predictable and cornily sentimental (wait for the two cute moppets) while Meyers' industry winges feel incongruous.
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