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schmaltz (noun) SHMALTS
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Cloying, exagerrated sentimentality.
Looking for a coming-of-age film that doesn't make you gag on cliche and schmaltz?
, 16 March 2008.
This is a well-plotted, unexpectedly twisting saga which just about manages to avoid mawkishness and schmaltz.
, 5 January 2008.
reviewing Kaui Hart Hemmings'
This noxious blend of political zeal and sentimental schmaltz was epitomised several years ago when Michael Barrymore threw off his wedding ring in a gay club, to the cheers of assembled young men.
, 25 May 2002.
Schmaltz — what my piano teacher, with some desperation, used to urge me to put into my playing — is something that Bill Clinton just oozes. But Hillary doesn’t.
Sebold is as unsparing in the grisly details - a discarded elbow, bloodstains and saliva - as she is on the schmaltz.
, 19 August 2002,
reviewing Alice Sebold's
The Lovely Bones
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