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schmaltzy

Having or characterized by excessive or exaggerated sentimentalism, especially in art, music, or writing. Originally from Yiddish. The film is pretty schmaltzy, to be sure, but it would take a heart of stone not to be moved by it all the same. I'm working on a more literary novel in my spare time, but I pay my bills by writing schmaltzy romance novels.
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schmaltzy

and shmaltzy (ˈʃmɑltsi)
mod. overly sweet and sentimental. (see also schmaltz.) This movie is too schmaltzy for me.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Eisler experiments with the full palette of orchestral instruments to emphasize storylines and provide emotional cues without becoming heavy-handed or, as he says, "schmaltzy."
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The Brodsky's performance has weight, passion and dignity - much better than the schmaltzy dirge we too often hear.
Gribenes are chicken skins and onions crisped in chicken fat–alternately classified as the kosher equivalent to pork rinds or bacon–which you might recognize as a staple of the Sammy's Roumanian dinner experience, usually swirled with chopped liver or alone as a schmaltzy side dish.
Overall, theirs was a joyful view of the work with no schmaltzy rhythm-bending and their matching song-like tonal beauty faithfully revealing Brahms' genius.
BAD POINTS: The female roles are awful, the script is unfunny and then too schmaltzy and the dialogue dire.