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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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This network's activity could prove a distraction, Cornier says, preventing the brain from effectively monitoring satiety cues: "We know, for instance, that the more obese you are, the more you underestimate the number of calories that you eat and the less likely you are to feel hunger and satiety.
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Others found no relationship (Ward 1989, Dimock & Cornier 1991).
The film starts well enough but gets cornier and cornier as the story goes on until it is unbearably sentimental.
The more unlikely the concept, the cornier the execution, the more bizarre the attractions--the more I itch to go.
The Group Management Board changes involved a change in the responsibilities of Aditya Mittal, Michel Wurth and Gonzalo Urquijo as well as the appointment of Louis Schorsch and the retirement of Christophe Cornier.
Among Atwood scholars, Magali Cornier Michael is perhaps the one who is most persuasive in her attempt at resolving the dichotomy between Atwood's postmodernist approach and her love of nineteenth-century narratives.
Christophe Cornier, Arcelor Mittal Executive Vice President Flat Carbon Steel Europe said: "During the first half of 2006, strong supply replenished inventories in the market.
Cornier still was a sodden Andie MacDowell ruining the end of Four Weddings and a Funeral (1993) with the immortal line delivered in a downpour: "Is it raining?
Wacky weatherman Martin King was fuming that somebody else was now cracking even cornier jokes than him.
With the four-laning of Highway 69, there is a need for heavy equipment operators in the area, but there is also a need for skilled tradespeople like carpenters and welders, Cornier says.
The final 30 minutes is particularly hard to stomach featuring dialogue cornier than the state of Kansas in springtime.
But he shut up after I told him his comments were cornier than Kellogg's.