gushy

adjective
\ 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 gushily (audio) \ adverb
gushiness \ ˈgə-​shē-​nəs How to pronounce gushiness (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 Judging by that gushy lead-in show, the rapport wasn’t all an act. Robert Verbruggen, National Review, "Sorry, Superfans: Parks and Rec’s Socially Distanced Reunion Didn’t Work," 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, "Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Gush About Each Other in Valentine's Day Instagram Posts," 15 Feb. 2020 Back in March, Emily celebrated her 10-year anniversary with a gushy post about Shane on Instagram. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "RHOC's Emily Simpson Admits She Feels 'Upset and Resentful' Towards Husband During Tense Talk," 10 Sep. 2019 Even when critics aren’t particularly gushy, celebrity rosé sells: Bon Jovi sold out of his entire 2017 production ahead of its release last year, and bottles of Brangelina’s wine were gone in less than five hours after hitting shelves in 2013. Jeanette Settembre, WSJ, "John Legend Thinks He and Chrissy Teigen Could Have a Variety Show," 24 June 2019 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, "11 Celebrities Who Were Rejected Publicly By Their Famous Crushes," 23 Jan. 2019 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, "11 Celebrities Who Were Rejected Publicly By Their Famous Crushes," 23 Jan. 2019 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, "11 Celebrities Who Were Rejected Publicly By Their Famous Crushes," 23 Jan. 2019 On my first night there, the Commander set up a little mise-en-scène: a vase of irises and chilled white wine on a metal table, along with a gushy card. Abby Ellin, Marie Claire, "I Almost Married a Con Man," 8 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of gushy

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Gushy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gushy. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for gushy

gushy

adjective
How to pronounce gushy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of gushy

informal + usually disapproving : very emotional or enthusiastic

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