One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the film is quite insubstantial and corny’
banal, trite, hackneyed, commonplace, clichéd, predictable, stereotyped, platitudinous, inane, fatuous, vapid, jejune, weak, feeble, tired, stale, overworked, overused, well worn
mawkish, sentimental, sickly, sickly-sweet, cloying, syrupy, sugary, saccharine, honeyed, oversweet, sickening, nauseating, choking
old hat, out of the ark, played out, hacky, cheesy
mushy, slushy, sloppy, schmaltzy, cutesy, cute, gooey, drippy, treacly, icky, sick-making, toe-curling
North American cornball, dime-store, sappy, hokey
rare truistic, bromidic
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