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[mass noun] The quality of being in poor taste because of excessive garishness or sentimentality.
- ‘In the red vinyl booths parents with their kids cooed at the kitchness of the place.’
- ‘I just adore the complete 'kitschness' of these pies, with a caramel glaze and piled high with popcorn.’
- ‘"There is kitschness to it. But I love doing things that sound ridiculously kitsch, then surprising the audience with something deeper,” Johnston said.’
- ‘The patterns and images he adapts are seductive in their familiarity and kitschness, but also in how they have become suddenly, shimmeringly strange.’
- ‘Kawaii kitschness and high fashion doesn't necessarily go hand in hand.’
- ‘It had a raw kind of drama and kitchness that was missing from a lot of British stuff at the time.’
- ‘A warm, inviting womb of a restaurant, it's a place that improbably manages to rise above the staggering kitschness of waiters exchanging 'buon appetito' with diners who don't speak a word of the language either.’
- ‘Instead of showing examples of British design, I decided to use imagery that summed up 'Britishness' and conveyed an element of nostalgia and kitschness.’
- ‘Love it or loathe it, there's no escaping the candy-coated kitschness of St. Valentine's Day.’
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