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corny

Trite or overly sentimental. Oh geez, Edward has such a corny sense of humor—no one ever laughs at his jokes.
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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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