North American • informal
- Trite and sentimental: a cornball movieMore example sentences
- It's a horrible mess of a film, sticky with cornball patriotism and lump-in-the-throat sentimental cliches.
- What keeps this series from drowning, not only in its squalid setting, depressing dynamics, and cornball cliché is this bucking of convention.
- The ending is as cornball and predictable as they come.
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- A person with trite or sentimental ideas: he was a cornball when compared to the svelte politicians of todayMore example sentences
- I also never took the time to read through the 24-page booklet that came with it, so I'm at a loss to explain just how these ‘ONLY IN AMERICA’ cornballs came into existence.
- One cornball had parked his 1969 Olds 442 muscle car, complete with a stuffed Grim Reaper figure in the front passenger seat, outside the museum.
- I don't mean to sound like a cornball, but go get busy!
More definitions of cornballDefinition of cornball in:
- The US English dictionary