\ˈgə-shē \
gushier; gushiest

Definition of gushy 

: marked by effusive sentimentality

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Other Words from gushy

gushily \ˈgə-​shə-​lē \ adverb
gushiness \ˈgə-​shē-​nəs \ 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

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There’s something admirable and disarming about an up-and-coming novelist being so gushy, boyish and unironic. Ben Downing, WSJ, "‘As Kingfishers Catch Fire’ Review: Flights of Fancy," 16 Nov. 2018 Based on this gushy photo from Elizabeth's party, these legal woes seem to be the last thing on Kylie and Travis' mind. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Totally PDA'ed at a Friend's Dinner Party and It's Cute AF," 2 Apr. 2018 But, not even the sing-talking or sudden desire to participate in gushy interviews about love surprised Shelton as much as his affinity for parenting Stefani's three sons, Apollo, Zuma, and Kingston., "Being A Father to Gwen Stefani's Kids Changed Blake Shelton's Life," 21 Mar. 2018 Running backs 29 LeGarrette Blount Oregon Years pro: 8 6-0, 250 Initial reactions to Blount’s signing might have been too gushy. Zach Berman,, "Meet the Eagles: 2017 opening-game roster," 6 Sep. 2017 Drake by Rihanna After delivering one of the gushiest speeches in VMAs history and literally professing his love for Rihanna while presenting the songstress with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Drake tried to kiss RiRi on the cheek. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "8 Celebrities That Got Rejected Publicly By Their Famous Crushes," 31 Aug. 2016 All the dances are standard cliché numbers; Mr. Maillot’s alternation between cartoonlike acting and gushy lyricism makes the characters look deranged. Alastair Macaulay, New York Times, "Review: In Bolshoi’s Ballet, No Shrew to Tame," 27 July 2017 Who wants to hear my mush, gushy love story with my girlfriend?' Kelsey Hendrix,, "Dylan Scott on His Hit Song and Baby on the Way — and How His Wife Rapping Eminem Inspired It All," 7 July 2017 The Biebs utilizes his falsetto in sensual fashion, which makes his lovey-dovey lyrics come off as more alluring than gushy. Taylor Weatherby, Billboard, "Every Justin Bieber Feature Ranked Worst to Best: Critic's Take," 9 June 2017

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First Known Use of gushy

1845, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of gushy

: very emotional or enthusiastic

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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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