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hokey

(ˈhoki)
mod. contrived; phony; ill conceived. (see also hocus.) That’s a pretty hokey idea, but it may work.
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The hokiest element of all is a chart Palfrey and Gasser draw of the various actors they believe can help Digital Natives navigate their digital lives.
And for all its Ulysses-esque density, Watchmen has one of the hokiest conclusions ever devised.
Kelly's refusal to naturalize the pic's many disparate elements gives it a didactic directness that saves nearly all but the hokiest moments.
Even the hokiest of these fantasy series about gorgeous high-schoolers living and loving in ornate playpens has to have a toehold on reality.
And he built an empire on the hunch that billions of people would pay to spend time indulging the fantasy that the dream, at its hokiest and most misleading, promised.
What can be said about the Victorians is not that they reversed the flow of social change but that they searched for anchors to help them cope with it, and that they found them in the familiar places: family, religion, and patriotism of the hokiest and most maudlin variety.