\ ˈgə-shē How to pronounce gushy (audio) \
gushier; gushiest

Definition of gushy

: marked by effusive sentimentality

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Other Words from gushy

gushily \ ˈgə-​shə-​lē How to pronounce gushy (audio) \ adverb
gushiness \ ˈgə-​shē-​nəs How to pronounce gushy (audio) \ noun

Examples of gushy in a Sentence

a gushy review of a novel by an author who just happened to be a friend of the critic
Recent Examples on the Web Jacoby is basically a celebrant of Broadway, and his film can get gushy. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 Aug. 2021 There are no illuminating profiles, no gushy restaurant reviews. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 12 Feb. 2021 For three years, however, Trump was gushy about Xi Jinping, the boss of the Chinese Communist Party, which rules China. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 20 Oct. 2020 Not to be outdone, a 1997 taping of K-Love's afternoon hour (LA's 107.5) is a gushy whirlpool of Spanish romance ballads, from José José to Enrique Iglesias. Jason Parham, Wired, 22 Sep. 2020 There'll be no gushy pre-show with red carpet fashions, and host Jimmy Kimmel will be largely alone in Los Angeles' Staples Center, surrounded by a small crew but no nominees or audience. Editors, USA TODAY, 19 Sep. 2020 Judging by that gushy lead-in show, the rapport wasn’t all an act. Robert Verbruggen, National Review, 2 May 2020 The power couple made that abundantly clear with a pair of gushy Instagram tributes to each other on Valentine's day. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, 15 Feb. 2020 Back in March, Emily celebrated her 10-year anniversary with a gushy post about Shane on Instagram. Dave Quinn,, 10 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of gushy

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Gushy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of gushy

: very emotional or enthusiastic

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