Definition of corniness in English:



  • See corny

    • ‘Jennifer is very warm and emotional, sometimes to the point of corniness.’
    • ‘Though elegantly acted and shot overall, Man on the Train works best in its minutest parts, little idiosyncratic touches that bring humanity and humour to the mounting corniness.’
    • ‘Tragically misplaced amongst a series of powerful speakers, the decrepit trio brought roars from the pressroom and discomfort for all who shun corniness.’
    • ‘It probably seems unnecessary to write a corny eulogy for a man whose TV persona virtually defined corniness for over three decades.’
    • ‘‘Flavors’ doesn't entirely escape the trap of the stereotype, but its greater flaw is one that afflicts most amateur scripts - corniness.’