adjective, sap·pi·er, sap·pi·est.
Origin of sappy
Related Words for sappinessbathos, mawkishness, mushiness, nostalgia, reminiscence, sentiment, sentimentalism, melodrama, triteness
Examples from the Web for sappiness
Historical Examples of sappiness
That is not a nice way, but when you see you are going to lose a thing on account of sappiness, that will sometimes work.
adjective -pier or -piest
"full of sap," Late Old English sæpig, from sæp (see sap (n.1)). Figurative sense of "foolishly sentimental" (1660s) may have developed from an intermediate sense of "wet, sodden" (late 15c.). Earlier, now obsolete, figurative senses were "full of vitality" (1550s) and "immature" (1620s).