gushier; gushiest
: marked by effusive sentimentality
gushily adverb
gushiness noun

Example Sentences

a gushy review of a novel by an author who just happened to be a friend of the critic
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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gushy was in 1845

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Cite this Entry

“Gushy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition


gushier; gushiest
: expressing much sentimentality
gushily adverb
gushiness noun

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