What is another word for campy?

Pronunciation: [kˈampi] (IPA)

Campy is a term used to describe something that is intentionally exaggerated and theatrical. It is often associated with popular culture, such as movies, music, and fashion. However, there are many synonyms for campy which depend on the context. If referring to humor, words like kitschy, cheesy, and corny are suitable compliments. When describing a performance, the words exaggerated, flamboyant, and ostentatious are appropriate synonyms. For fashion, the term retro can be used instead of campy. Other synonymous words include whimsical, whimsicality, and far-fetched which emphasis on the humorous and theatrical nature of the subject matter.

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What are the hypernyms for Campy?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for campy?

The word "campy" is generally used to describe something that is exaggeratedly theatrical or intentionally cheesy. Antonyms for "campy" can include words like serious, sincere, subdued, and understated. These words evoke a sense of authentic emotionality and naturalness, as opposed to the calculated manerisms that are associated with campy behavior. Other antonyms for "campy" might include plain, unadorned, natural, and sincere. When we describe something as "campy", we might be talking about an over-the-top performance, while antonyms of the term are meant to highlight a more genuine and heartfelt characterization.

What are the antonyms for Campy?

Usage examples for Campy

Old time experiences seem strangely current in this campy pub.
"Coming to Grips with White Knuckles"
Paul Cameron Brown

Famous quotes with Campy

  • This film is what it is. It's a campy thriller horror movie where you go and have fun. With these types of films, you can't take it too seriously. They are what they are.
    Morris Chestnut
  • It's just a campy blast. I just want to do as little as I can and make it good, and try not to sell out. I'm sure I will, but I'm just trying to postpone it.
    David Spade
  • I hate it when people talk about Buffy as being campy... I hate camp, I don't enjoy dumb TV. I believe Aaron Spelling has single-handedly lowered SAT scores.
    Joss Whedon
  • Dissembling was the specialty of Broadway musicals. The storylines were scrupulously heterosexual. What could I have heard in them that made me think they explained me? It was this: The innocent characters were so wonderfully compromised by the actors who played them; by the writers and musicians who created them. The scar tissue on voices. The makeup on faces. Youth! The wicked stage! The jaded legend refreshed the innocence of my youth. Musical comedy songs were more real than my life because they were articulate and because they had ligaments of narrative attached to them. For today’s young queers and lonelys, these songs must seem quaint and campy and not useful. But they were never campy for me—for us?—they only became camp in the attempt to share them without embarrassment.
    Richard Rodriguez

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