cornball


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cornball

1. adjective Trite or overly sentimental. No wonder they're not laughing at any of the jokes—Edward has such a cornball sense of humor.
2. noun One behaving in such a manner. Edward's such a cornball, no wonder they're not laughing at any of his jokes.
3. noun An unsophisticated person; a bumpkin or hick. I can't believe there are cornballs like you who have never been to a big city.

cornball

1. n. a stupid or corny person, especially if rural. Who invited this cornball to my party?
2. mod. stupid or corny. What a cornball idea!
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It looks and feels like utter cornball but the sheer commitment of the stars makes the whole thing deeply watchable.
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Snatching the just finished speech as he strode to the rostrum, he began reading, turning the pages and giving the audience his cornball smile as if to say: "Pretty good huh, all my own work".
The pairing of cocksure veteran (usually a man) with emotionally fragile tenderfoot (ordinarily a woman) has worked well in innumerable movies -- not least in romantic comedies -- and there are strong elements of cornball romantic comedy in this script.
When I was in college in the 1970s, I recall my art history professor making disparaging remarks about Rockwell, whom he dismissed as a "mere commercial illustrator of cornball, overly sentimental" art.
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Even the great Kathryn Bigelow had to insert a cornball, trashy sexist ending depicting Maya getting on an enormous military plane by herself.
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The extras include reminiscences from Kelly's co-stars, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor, and other participants; homages from contemporary performers and choreographers, like Matthew Morrison and Paula Abdul; a 1996 PBS documentary on the career of Arthur Freed, MGM's fabled producer of musicals (and "Singin' in the Rain" lyricist); even the cornball performance by Ike and the Broxes.
"It's cornball humor, slapstick, and not everybody likes that.
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Anti-environments are those means--McLuhan's favourite form was his notorious cornball jokes--by which the implicit assumptions within any phenomenon are exposed, permitting us to step outside the perceptual ground and see the figures and structures freshly.
There's a lot of cornball in that state you have to go through -- boats at docks, old fishermen, and shacks with swayback roofs.
Much of the humour is real cornball and the songs come a bit too thick and fast.