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

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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 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. refinery29.com, "Being A Father to Gwen Stefani's Kids Changed Blake Shelton's Life," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of gushy

1845, in the meaning defined above

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gushy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of gushy

informal + usually disapproving : very emotional or enthusiastic

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