corniness
noun see corny I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • corniness — corny ► ADJECTIVE (cornier, corniest) informal ▪ trite or mawkishly sentimental. DERIVATIVES cornily adverb corniness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «rustic, appealing to country folk» …   English terms dictionary

  • corniness — ˈkȯ(r)nēnə̇s, nin noun ( es) Etymology: corny + ness : the quality or state of being corny a musical revue marked by banality and corniness …   Useful english dictionary

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  • corniness — n. triteness, lack of subtlety; extreme sentimentality …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • corn — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German & Old Norse korn grain, Latin granum Date: before 12th century 1. chiefly dialect a small hard particle ; grain 2. a small hard seed 3. a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • corny — I. adjective (cornier; est) Date: 14th century 1. archaic tasting strongly of malt 2. of or relating to corn 3. mawkishly old fashioned ; tiresomely simple and sentimental < told corny jokes > • cornily adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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