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hammy +‎ -ly


hammily (comparative more hammily, superlative most hammily)

  1. in a hammy manner
    • 1990 August 10, Lawrence Bommer, “The Bad Seed/Craig's Wife”, in Chicago Reader[1]:
      Peter Zahradnick is hammily creepy as the doomed handyman who wises up to Rhoda before anyone else.
    • 2008 April 4, Alessandra Stanley, “Space Opera Returns: One Last Step for Mankind”, in New York Times[2]:
      Baltar, played hammily as a selfish, cowardly survivor, is to “Battlestar Galactica” what Erica Kane is to “All My Children” — an amusingly villainous central character who brings a little campy comic relief to all that earnest, jaw-clenched melodrama.