Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

gushy

play
adjective, \ˈgə-shē\

Simple Definition of gushy

  • : very emotional or enthusiastic

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gushy

gushiergushiest

  1. :  marked by effusive sentimentality

gushily play \ˈgə-shə-lē\ adverb
gushiness play \ˈgə-shē-nəs\ noun

Examples of gushy in a sentence

  1. <a gushy review of a novel by an author who just happened to be a friend of the critic>



1845

First Known Use of gushy

1845

Rhymes with gushy



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up gushy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by grandiloquent style

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

soothe reduce disapprove perplex
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ