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cloying

adjective cloy·ing \ˈkli-iŋ, ˈkliŋ\

: too sweet, pleasant, or emotional

Full Definition of CLOYING

:  disgusting or distasteful by reason of excess <cloying sweetness>; also :  excessively sweet or sentimental <a cloying romantic comedy>
cloy·ing·ly adverb

Examples of CLOYING

  1. After a while, the softness of his voice becomes cloying.
  2. <the cloying sentiments of so many Mother's Day cards>

First Known Use of CLOYING

1594

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