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sludge

noun

Definition of SLUDGE

1
soft wet earth <after a day of heavy rain, the fairgrounds had turned into pure sludge>
Synonyms guck (or gook), mire, muck, ooze, slime, slop, sludge, slush
Related Words gumbo, silt; clay, dirt, gravel, humus, loam, sand, soil
2
something (as a work of literature or music) that is too sentimental <I can't bring myself to read that sludge>
Synonyms goo, mush, schmaltz (also schmalz), sludge, slush, soap opera, sorghum
Related Words claptrap, drivel, rubbish, tripe

March 28, 2015
persiflage Hear it
Frivolous bantering talk
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