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cloying

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adjective cloy·ing \ˈklȯi-iŋ, ˈklȯiŋ\

Simple Definition of cloying

  • : too sweet, pleasant, or emotional

Full Definition of cloying

  1. :  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>



1594

First Known Use of cloying

1594


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