Adjective "sappy" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Mawkishly over-sentimental.
  1. 'Even minutes later, I cannot believe I posted this unbelievably predictable, sappy question.'
  2. 'When it was released, many people felt it was sappy and sentimental.'
  3. 'Through the ages, most bands have added strings to sweeten their sappy songs, but Gordon does the opposite by pumping rock to turbo-charge his strings.'
  4. 'Of course, he refuses to end things with a clichéd and sappy Hollywood ending.'
  5. 'If you have only the so-called happiness you'll grow to be like all these sappy happy people: mushy and artificial.'
  6. 'But even with these problems, the film is cute and fun without being overly sentimental or sappy.'
  7. 'The script, though comical in areas, was much too sentimental and downright sappy for me to voluntarily accept.'
  8. 'And let's not forget the sappy sequences of false sentiments and saccharine solace.'
  9. 'She realized that all of those sappy love songs filled with clichés were true.'
  10. 'Despite its grab-life-by-the-horns platitudes and sappy ending, this feel-good debut is a lively read.'
(of a plant) containing a lot of sap.
  1. 'The plant life was everywhere, and richly green and sappy.'
  2. 'Since midsummer, torrents of big, sappy pine cones have rained down from the estimated 16 million Eastern white pine trees in Connecticut, carpeting lawns, sticking to dog paws and covering wooded areas.'


1. abounding in sap, as a plant.

2. full of vitality and energy.

3. Slang. silly or foolish.

More examples(as adjective)

"stems can be sappy."

"growths can be sappy."

"teachers can be sappy."

"suckers can be sappy."

"odourses can be sappy."

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