Definition of cornball in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːnbɔːl/
North American informal


Trite and sentimental: a cornball movie
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  • 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.


A person with trite or sentimental ideas: he was a cornball when compared to the svelte politicians of today
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  • 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!

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