Synonym of schmaltzy

Alternative for schmaltzy



effusively or insincerely emotional


Overly sentimental, emotional, maudlin or bathetic
sentimental corny sloppy soppy touching cheesy emotional mushy drippy mawkish sickly treacly cloying cutesy gushing icky oversentimental sappy soft twee bathetic cornball dreamy gushy maudlin nostalgic novelettish overemotional saccharine sloshy sobby softhearted sugarcoated sugary sweet weepy affected effusive fruity gooey hokey idealistic lachrymose overacted pathetic romantic simpering slushy soapy soupy spooney spoony sticky tearful tender banal candied demonstrative feeble honeyed impressionable ingratiating nauseating oversweet passionate sickening syrupy teary trite vapid wet lovey-dovey over-sentimental tear-jerking sick-making dewy-eyed sickly-sweet toe-curling chocolate-box over-emotional three-hanky self-pitying three-hankie jejune inane insipid hearts-and-flowers visionary moonstruck languishing rosewater silly sickly sweet loving affectionate sugar-coated Mills-and-Boon tacky soft-hearted cute fatuous hacky bromidic kitsch cornpone kitschy melodramatic schlocky choking campy poetic sad dime-store corn-fed goo-goo warmed-over disgusting OTT unctuous over-the-top too much excessive cloyingly sweet pretty picturesque romanticised attractive romanticized over the top pretty-pretty soft-focus misty-eyed moving stirring affecting poignant emotive powerful heart-rending heart-warming uplifting harrowing tragic impassioned heartbreaking soul-stirring haunting dramatic exciting thrilling impactful impressive disturbing evocative unreserved unrestrained plaintive heartrending precious sensitive fulsome affective melting enthusiastic wistful piteous pitiful upsetting extravagant ebullient rhapsodic expansive hagiographical lyrical adulatory lavish exuberant oleaginous hagiographic saddening over-effusive oily pitiable over-enthusiastic expressive hyped up histrionic laid on with a trowel gentle quaint bijou melancholy depressing dainty namby-pamby controversial dismal blubbery glib hammy voluble bitter painful distressing inflammatory contentious delicate down memory lane overdone sorrowful old-fashioned shopworn hackneyed stale commonplace dull touchy miserable mournful wretched intense overenthusiastic visceral perceptual noncognitive feeling intuitive warming agonizing gut-wrenching awkward hot-button difficult problematic uninhibited agonising agitating perturbing tragicomic affectional heartwarming stunning compassionate mind-blowing sympathetic responsive tactual tactile touchy-feely bittersweet old hat sweet-and-sour with a sting in the tail with mixed emotions


That has been described as greater or better than it actually is
exaggerated inflated excessive overblown extravagant hyperbolized overweening overstated bloated fulsome overdone hyped magnified steep pretentious hyperbolic overdrawn overemphasised overemphasized actorly theatrical overplayed overripe extreme OTT dramatic overestimated overwrought amplified overdramatized aggrandized melodramatic tall preposterous sensationalistic exalted sensational sensationalist embellished embroidered fabulous fantastic farfetched hammy histrionic impossible outsize outsized overkill spectacular stylized unrealistic over-elaborate over the top too much highly coloured larger-than-life too-too blown up highly colored a bit thick out of proportion immoderate attention-grabbing over-the-top disproportionate effusive flamboyant gushing undue unrestrained inordinate unreasonable unwarranted overelaborate exorbitant gushy unreserved extortionate needless unnecessary high superfluous sky-high profuse O.T.T. hyped up puffed-up confident arresting impressive enlarged pompous puffed up loud gaudy showy flashy garish pumped up blown-up hyperventilated intemperate outrageous overextravagant plethoric fancy-pants demonstrative lavish unconscionable intolerable overgenerous prohibitive uncalled for prodigal expansive wholehearted generous enormous raised increased boosted overinflated unlimited outré over the odds overworked exuberant over-enthusiastic over-effusive laboured unfair forced stagy affected camp beyond the pale elaborate labored a bit much beyond all bounds laid on with a trowel


Pretentiously affecting upper-class or superior airs
la-di-da pompous pretentious conceited haughty ostentatious grandiose hifalutin highfalutin posh snobbish snooty snotty superior uppity affected refined snippy artificial campy chichi contrived genteel mannered precious lah-di-dah toffee-nosed high falutin' stuck-up upper-class gone Hollywood high and mighty over-refined high-minded snot-nosed full of airs and graces hoity-toity stagy theatrical over-elaborate la-de-da poncey high-flown pedantic fancy-pants egotistic proud arrogant self-important vain supercilious vainglorious showy imperious overbearing overweening puffed up presumptuous boastful patronizing condescending uppish brash high-hat toplofty important lofty high-and-mighty bumptious cocky patronising self-assertive cavalier opinionated egotistical prideful sniffy smug lordly swanky inflated self-centred disdainful flamboyant self-opinionated narcissistic self-centered chesty huffish toploftical huffy high-handed assumptive stiff-necked self-asserting splashy snobby egoistic egoistical ritzy loud flashy pontifical gaudy extravagant aloof conspicuous elitist swaggering peremptory swank egocentric presuming masterful selfish flaunting biggity bigheaded swollen-headed vulgar swellheaded biggety kitsch self-conceited domineering bragging self-satisfied garish flash bloated tinselly fancy bold persnickety ornate obtrusive glitzy overconfident insolent full of oneself overdone brazen dicty tinsel highfaluting tasteless flowery tony OTT twee magisterial bling-bling forward sententious autocratic stiff boasting hubristic self-admiring immodest scornful blustering contemptuous tawdry self-serving specious portentous mocking impudent flatulent meretricious scoffing sneering puffy brassy superfly bossy assured complacent audacious consequential cheeky self-absorbed studied big-headed jumped up alembicated over the top pseud individualistic swollen putting on airs too big for your boots inner-directed effete pushy exclusive exaggerated grand arty assuming trashy potty aristocratic self-affected self-promoting self-engrossed self-congratulatory self-righteous self-contented self-adulatory self-glorifying cocksure orgulous self-obsessed self-regarding fussy spectacular classy dashing cheap noisy smarty cold-shoulder know-it-all glittery remote egomaniacal bling self-loving stuck up peacocky gimcrack wise guy introverted chi-chi arty-farty full of yourself wrapped up in oneself pleased with yourself razzle-dazzle personal grandiloquent subjective obsessive on an ego trip intimate intrinsic isolated stuck on oneself ineffectual pontificating vaunting strutting puffed windy nervy cliquish obnoxious plastic superficial sham puffed-up offensively self-assertive pinchbeck brummagem frilly swollen with pride inborn ingrained inherent idiosyncratic on a high horse peacockish egomaniac self-interested bougie cutesy bourgie in love with oneself too much over-the-top think too highly of oneself think one is the cat's whiskers think one is God's gift think one is the cat's pyjamas pleased with oneself have an excessively high opinion of oneself think a lot of oneself self-oriented self-involved inward-looking solipsistic self-preoccupied self-infatuated inconsiderate self-concerned kenspeckle bodacious noticeable brilliant striking grabby commanding prominent eye-catching pronounced remarkable dramatic catchy marked arresting emphatic uncaring unthinking thoughtless self-seeking looking after number one bullish resplendent sensational opulent snazzy overwrought sumptuous splendiferous glaring jazzy screaming histrionic luxurious fastidious dictatorial officious smart overnice overrefined saucy flip wise contumelious impertinent rude pushful unabashed sassy boldfaced fresh barefaced procacious unblushing pert cool malapert artful choosy particular finicky fragile actorly flaring crass flaunted smart-alecky exhibitionistic sporty uptown splurgy gay jaunty throwing one's weight about self-conscious Daliesque crummy corny clinquant tacky cheesy camp common mod posturing gimmicky magnificent splendid overstated overambitious kitschy posey flaunty elaborate heroic pseudo sophomoric poseur hollow feigned hyperventilated put-on stilted too-too fake

Antonym of schmaltzy

schmaltzy Idiom, Proverb

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