Campily vs. Campy: What's the Difference?
Campily and Campy Definitions
In a campy manner.
Deliberate affectation or exaggeration of style, especially of popular or outdated style, for ironic or humorous effect
"Camp is popularity plus vulgarity plus innocence" (Indra Jahalani).
Showing or characterized by camp
Played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect.
Given to or characterized by exaggerated, effeminate mannerisms.
To act in a histrionic or exaggerated manner.
To act in an exaggerated, effeminate manner.
To exaggerate or overdramatize
Camped up the characters in the play.
Characterized by camp or kitsch, especially when deliberate or intentional.
Stu liked to watch campy B-movie horror flicks from the 1950s, not because they scared him, but because he found them funny.
Providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities;
They played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect
Campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940's