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adjective as in foolish, sentimental

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Whether you consider it touching or sappy, the movie is a vision of what baseball can be in our minds and memories, along with what it actually is.

There was no mulling around with me potentially making it worse by being wishy washy and sappy.

The Fast & Furious movies are sweet and earnest and sappy, and they don’t particularly care if you know that.

From Vox

Though filled with darkness as well as light, with loneliness as well as bar-hopping, his work isn’t sappy.

I always looked back on it as a breakup album, but after re-listening now as a sappy 34-year-old, it’s a lot more.

From Time

Natalia comes around after a bit of ruminating to sappy music.

The trailer was too sappy to go with my friends and the poster was too steamy to go with my parents.

The lyrics range from sappy to explicit, but the level of lunacy is nothing if not consistent.

Not in a sappy, ‘Oh my God I totally love you way,’ but in a way that reinforces other aspects of my personality.

Dropping off Haley at school could have been really dewy and sappy.

"A sappy pea-vine and a dried pea-stick," said Milford, pointing toward George and his wife.

And what does the wise, sagacious, sappy, perspiring man of wisdom like yourself who knows a thing or two do?

He was a good deal of a character, and much better company than the sappy literature he was selling.

Sappy's eyes were not the sinister black beads of the wily Red-man, but a washed-out blue.

At noon Sappy set out nothing but dirty dishes, and explained that so long as each got his own it was all right.


On this page you'll find 42 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sappy, such as: maudlin, mushy, silly, stupid, absurd, and balmy.

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