[ UK /sˈæpi/ ]
  1. effusively or insincerely emotional
    sentimental soap operas
    slushy poetry
    maudlin expressions of sympathy
    a bathetic novel
    mushy effusiveness
    a schmaltzy song
  2. abounding in sap
    sappy kindling wood
    sappy maple trees
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How To Use sappy In A Sentence

  • Romantic comedy is a genre mainly comprised of sappy, syrupy fare with few risks and fewer surprises.
  • In the film, Tick's ambivalence and fear were palpable; here it's rendered with a sappy songfest that cheapens the experience. Fern Siegel: Stage Door: Priscilla Queen of the Desert
  • They had one crude but catchy hit followed by a maudlin and sappy second single.
  • Three Rounds and Sound, their newest album, has a bit of raw rootsiness that seems to make sense coming from Portland, Oregon -- relevant but not exactly in the center of the map, low-fi but full, smooth but not sappy. Marissa Moss: Maybe You've Heard...the Inaugural Edition
  • She suddenly found herself alone on Friday nights watching sappy movies and crying her eyes out.
  • Awww, Arnold is jealous that he doesn't get enough attention in sappy. mp3! Economic Elitism Thought Experiment, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • They strip the bark off trees to get at the sweet, sappy tissue underneath, damaging it badly.
  • Aside from some needlessly sappy sentimentality and a cute quirkiness to characters that sometimes seems a little too pat, the film is well written.
  • I draw the line at sappy actionless weepers, though.
  • With clunky writing, the characters are simply shallow, callow and cold, when not being sappy or self-pitying.
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