Not living up to a standard. Less than par. Not as good as one would expect.
The show was really good. So they made a bunch of cheesy copies that were really bad and were nothing like the original.
ayon kay Scottmana ika-15 ng Setyembre, 2007
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This is an important word and nobody has it right yet. What it means is: Trying too hard, unsubtle, and inauthentic.
Specifically that which is unsubtle or inauthentic in its way of trying to elicit a certain response from a viewer, listener, audience, etc. Celine Dion is cheesy because her lyrics, timbre, key changes, and swelling orchestral accompaniment telegraph 'i want you to be moved' instead of moving you. Gold chains on an exposed hairy chest are cheesy because they shout out: "I have money and I am manly" instead of impressing a woman in a more subtle way, or allowing a woman to form her own judgments. The excessive showing off suggests he's compensating for what he does not have--i.e., he's actually poor, insecure, or short with an inferiority complex. Cliches are often cheesy because they are an obvious and artless way of making a point. A movie might be cheesy if it contains 'on the nose' dialogue, like "I can't live without you" or "You had me at hello."
Cheesiness is subjective. What seems cheesy to me, may be a legitimate and attractive hairstyle to you. What seems cheesy to me, may cause you to weep and hug your girlfriend tight.
ayon kay redhen ika-07 ng Pebrero, 2007
sentimental, maudlin, melodramatic, corny
That Celine Dion song is so cheesy.
ayon kay elricky ika-26 ng Pebrero, 2004
Sentimental and/or dramatic, yet superficial and unconvincing.

The word cheesy is often defined simply as "sentimental", but there is a key distinction between the two. A situation is cheesy when the characters, their motives, and/or their emotions are not believable. It is a sentimental moment (it could be extremely sad or happy), but there is a weak connection to the characters or their situation, thus making it cheesy.

Many people confuse the two, and it is a matter of opinion to a certain degree, but things can be sentimental, emotional, or dramatic without being cheesy.
The Blind Side is so cheesy, it's just one scene after another of overly dramatic and sentimental mush without any significant character development.
ayon kay Ark-47 ika-06 ng Marso, 2012
Cheesy is a unique word it's usually used for calling something bad but it isn't directly bad. Cheesy means something that is trying too hard to be good, basically something that's supposed to be good but it isn't and bad.
For example, Twilight is cheesy you can see that they are trying hard for the movie to be good but it's just a cheesy vampire story.

Jersey Shore is cheesy because they are trying too hard to be 'cool' while it's just bunch of crap.
ayon kay Flyfloon_ ika-04 ng Hulyo, 2011
an adjective to describe cheese
cheddar is cheesy
ayon kay someonewhoeatscheese ika-26 ng Mayo, 2013
forexample using phrases when hitting on a girl at a "club" saying:
did it hurt when u fell from heaven?

(i like cheesy stuff like that :)
ayon kay Stuffs like that. ika-12 ng Disyembre, 2013
Low quality, cheap, inauthentic, crappy; fake. From cheese cloth, the thin cheap fabric used to drain cheese curd, and in the past sometimes used instead for proper cloth in cheap clothing.
(While feeling the fabric of a shirt on the rack) "This one feels a little cheesy." Hence any low-grade or fake product, tangible or not, offered to the public.
ayon kay TedC ika-17 ng Enero, 2013

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