Cloying GRE Vocabulary Flashcard
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excessive and fulsome therefore disgusting, nauseating, too sentimental, mawkish, sickening – oversweet, sickly, syrupy, too sweet or sugary, sticky
Part of what I’m interested in interrogating is this kind of collective shame that we feel about cloying sentimentality, and I think sometimes that shame manifests as accusation—accusing a film or a piece of art of manipulating our emotions. And sometimes it can show up as self-recrimination. Things we describe as “guilty pleasure” reads [are] things that bring us to these cheap flowings of sentiment that aren’t really “earned” or aren’t rigorous in some way.
pleasant, amiable, enjoyable
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