Definition of sappy in English:

sappy

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Pronunciation: /ˈsapi
 
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adjective (sappier, sappiest)

  • 1 informal , chiefly North American Mawkishly over-sentimental: sappy old love songs
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    • What was the deal with the bridge and the cars and the old sappy songs?
    • She realized that all of those sappy love songs filled with clichés were true.
    • Their affinity for Beach Boys-like sentiment is apparent in sappy lyrics and songs titles like My First Kiss.
  • 2(Of a plant) containing a lot of sap.
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    • The plant life was everywhere, and richly green and sappy.
    • They strip the bark off trees to get at the sweet, sappy tissue underneath, damaging it badly.
    • Others may need support if grown in rich soils with high levels of nitrogen, as this produces masses of weak, sappy growth.

Derivatives

sappily

adverb
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  • The younger women and their mothers were ‘almost sappily positive’ about their relationships, he says.
  • He gazed deeply into her eyes and grinned sappily, ‘I am so glad to see you here and smiling at me.’
  • His character is appropriately cold and callous part of the time, but also sappily emotional and childish part of the time.

sappiness

noun
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  • Sentimentality and sappiness have always been as difficult to separate as conjoined twins.
  • I will admit that during a few scenes Little Man Tate does start to tilt into overindulging sappiness.
  • It's a little sappy at times, but then sometimes a little sappiness isn't so bad.

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