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cloying

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of cloying

  1. appealing to the emotions in an obvious and tiresome way <the cloying sentiments of so many Mother's Day cards> Synonyms 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, wetRelated Words dreamy, misty-eyed, moonstruck, moony, nostalgic, starry-eyed; feel-good, fuzzy; melodramatic, soap-operatic, soapy, sudsy; flat, insipid, soft-boiled, tasteless, vapid, watery; cutesy, twee [chiefly British]Near Antonyms unadulterated, unvarnished; antisentimental, cynical, hard-boiled, hard-edged, hardheadedAntonyms unsentimental




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