adjective (schmaltzier, schmaltziest)• informal
- Excessively sentimental: schmaltzy balladsMore example sentences
sentimental, over-sentimental, mawkish, cloying, sickly, saccharine, sugary, syrupy; British twee• informal slushy, sloppy, mushy, weepy, cutesy, lovey-dovey, gooey, drippy, sloshy, soupy, treacly, cheesy, corny, icky, sick-making, toe-curlingBritish • informal soppy
- At the risk of sounding completely schmaltzy, it was the best, most meaningful Canada Day in my life thus far.
- The script started off as smart and sharp but the end was way too schmaltzy.
- Few musical reunions are anything better than schmaltzy and many are far worse.