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English definition of “cheesy”


adjective (BAD STYLE)    /ˈtʃiː.zi/
informal clearly of cheap quality or in bad style: cheesy hotel music cheesy advertsCosting or worth little or no moneyInformal words for badRubbish and wasteSerious and unpleasantNot of good qualityNot of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for bad UK informal describes a wide smile that is not sincere: She gave a cheesy grin to the cameras.Laughing and smilingAffected and insincere
(Definition of cheesy adjective (BAD STYLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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