What is another word for schmaltz?

Pronunciation: [ʃmˈalts] (IPA)

Schmaltz is a Yiddish word that means excessive sentimentality or overly emotional content. Some synonyms for schmaltz include maudlin, sappy, sentimental, mushy, and melodramatic. If something is described as schmaltzy, it often has a touch of emotional manipulation and is perceived as insincere or overdone. Other words to describe schmaltz can include cloying, syrupy, mawkish, saccharine, or corny. Schmaltz can be used to describe artistic expression such as movies, music or literature, but it can also be used to criticize someone's emotional behavior or speech. It is essential to use the right words to convey the right message effectively.

What are the hypernyms for Schmaltz?

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

What are the hyponyms for Schmaltz?

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Usage examples for Schmaltz

I once sat at Berlin in the lecture-room of the Privy Councillor schmaltz, a man who had saved the state by his book on the "Red and Black Coat Danger."
"The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine"
Heinrich Heine

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