(adj.) Having a sappy, cheap, or vulgar quality contrary to that which is intended.
Barbara Walters television specials are notorious for cheesy close-ups that include high filtering, pastel-saturated light, and sometimes flowers.
Context & Arguments: This is the most terse definition I and a friend could devise for the benefit of a foreigner wishing to avoid grouping 'cheesy' with words such as 'campy' or 'kitsch,' which, unlike 'cheesy,' both retain an auspicious and fun quality.
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