: 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
- After a while, the softness of his voice becomes cloying.
- <the cloying sentiments of so many Mother's Day cards>
First Known Use of CLOYING
Related to CLOYING
- chocolate-box, corny, drippy, fruity, gooey, lovey-dovey, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, novelettish, saccharine, sappy, schmaltzy, sentimental, sloppy, slushy, soppy, soupy, spoony (or spooney), sticky, sugarcoated, sugary, wet
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