uncloying

adjective

un·​cloy·​ing ˌən-ˈklȯi-iŋ How to pronounce uncloying (audio)
: not excessively sweet or sentimental : not cloying
The weird thing is that the movie almost works—the father-son relationship is remarkably uncloyingGlenn Kenny

Word History

First Known Use

1665, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncloying was in 1665

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“Uncloying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncloying. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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