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saccharine (adj) too emotional or romantic, but not sincere or honest.

A saccharine smile is too emotional a smile that seems exaggerated and insincere. A saccharine song is too emotional a song that lacks real feeling. A saccharine movie is too sentimental a movie that appears unrealistic.

  • He hated the saccharine way in which she usually spoke. It appeared to be too full of feeling and her insincere words of affection and feeling made him feel sick of the situation.
  • The saccharine movie was too sentimental and too emotional and lacked realism. The excess of love, the excess of sacrifice, and the excess of sentiment shown in the movie are really sickening.
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