\ˈsü-pē \
soupier; soupiest

Definition of soupy 

1 : having the consistency of soup

2 : densely foggy or cloudy

3 : overly sentimental

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Examples of soupy in a Sentence

The gravy was too soupy. the soupy skies over the island make a nighttime landing a very risky business

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Happy it’s Friday, but soupy above-average temperatures in June … blehh. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: More localized flooding possible through tomorrow as downpours roam," 1 June 2018 The creamed corn and coleslaw were representations of the classics that didn’t offend, but a little too soupy for my tastes. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Orly’s BBQ," 6 July 2018 There were more Lady Liberty impersonators, too, counting their bills in the soupy air and chugging bottles of water with the urgency of someone lost in the desert. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "This Fourth of July, Let’s Remember the Symbolism of Freedom Behind Lady Liberty’s Green Robe," 4 July 2018 At this point, everything should look a bit overdressed with some vinaigrette pooling in the bottom of the bowl, but not soupy. Sarah Fritsche,, "Recipe: Tawla’s Fattoush," 3 July 2018 Simple pastas dressed with vegetables, fennel au gratin, typically soupy risottos, a zucchini and mint frittata, and peaches in amaretto syrup are some standouts, and her fig-and-mascarpone cake, and pine nut-and-custard tart are first-rate. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Venice, Without the Tourists," 2 July 2018 Highs: Mid- to upper 80s Tonight: Showers and storms ending, soupy. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Warm and humid this weekend, with showers or storms likely today and tomorrow," 26 May 2018 Generous bits of andouille sausage and pieces of tomato made for a nice flavor profile, despite the near soupy consistency of the dish. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Doc Crow's sets a worthy bar for successful restaurants in Louisville," 30 May 2018 Be patient and don’t be alarmed if mixture starts to look curdled or soupy (depending on temperature of butter and meringue). Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Lemon and Raspberry Wedding Cake with Vanilla Buttercream," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of soupy

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of soupy

: resembling soup

: very foggy or cloudy

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to reject or criticize sharply

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