Word forms: cheesier
1. graded adjective & adjective [usu ADJ n]
Cheesy food is food that tastes or smells of cheese. ⇒ ...cheesy biscuits. ⇒ The sauce was too runny and not cheesy enough.
2. graded adjective & adjective If you describe something as cheesy, you mean that it is cheap, unpleasant, or insincere. [informal, disapproval] ⇒ ...a cheesy Baghdad hotel. ⇒ The King's Road was getting increasingly cheesy. ⇒ Politicians persist in imagining that 'the people' warm to their cheesy slogans.
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