Definitions

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  • adj. Conveyed in a heavy-handed, unsubtle way; preachy.

Etymologies

anvil (a heavy object) with suffix from delicious or similar. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The first three books were still awesome though, but the fourth and fifth are very anvilicious about the environment and stuff.

    Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » Your Readers Are Not The Same As You!

  • As they say over on TV Tropes, the point is anvilicious: the mother, the media, and the audience joyfully collude in turning a child into a thing, a marketable object with a literal price tag.

    The Little Professor:

  • I know it was a bit anvilicious making Bones and Booth all domestic and parent-like, but I don't mind anvils as much as some others do.

    Bones is back!

  • November 14, 2008 @ 3:52 am anyone else think escapeartist stories have been getting far more anvilicious lately?

    PodCastle » PC032: Senator Bilbo

  • Yeah, it's a bit anvilicious at times and the Western motifs are a bit jarring and downright nonsensical at times I mean, how does a heavily Asian-influenced frontier culture start talking like John Wayne, anyway?

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • The short isn’t perfect by any means — it’s a little corny, and there are, among other things, some truly anvilicious moments of ironic foreshadowing — but by and large it nails the format, making good use of the graphics novel’s huge scope in the process.

    Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter « Gerry Canavan

  • I stopped watching South Park after they started getting increasingly anvilicious and impenetrable unless you’re interested enough to peel away some of the layers of cultural self-congratulation and narcissism.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » I dips me lid to Lord Bob of Nowhere.

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