Definition of kitschness in English:



mass noun
  • The quality of being in poor taste because of excessive garishness or sentimentality.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In the red vinyl booths parents with their kids cooed at the kitchness of the place.’
    • ‘Love it or loathe it, there's no escaping the candy-coated kitschness of St. Valentine's Day.’
    • ‘"There is kitschness to it. But I love doing things that sound ridiculously kitsch, then surprising the audience with something deeper,” Johnston said.’
    • ‘I just adore the complete 'kitschness' of these pies, with a caramel glaze and piled high with popcorn.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The patterns and images he adapts are seductive in their familiarity and kitschness, but also in how they have become suddenly, shimmeringly strange.’
    • ‘Instead of showing examples of British design, I decided to use imagery that summed up 'Britishness' and conveyed an element of nostalgia and kitschness.’