Synonyms & Near Synonyms for cloy
Antonyms & Near Antonyms for cloy
Some common synonyms of cloy are glut, gorge, pall, sate, satiate, and surfeit. While all these words mean "to fill to repletion," cloy stresses the disgust or boredom resulting from such surfeiting.
sentimental pictures that cloy after a while
The synonyms glut and cloy are sometimes interchangeable, but glut implies excess in feeding or supplying.
a market glutted with diet books
In some situations, the words gorge and cloy are roughly equivalent. However, gorge suggests glutting to the point of bursting or choking.
gorged themselves with chocolate
While the synonyms pall and cloy are close in meaning, pall emphasizes the loss of ability to stimulate interest or appetite.
a life of leisure eventually begins to pall
Both satiate and sate may sometimes imply only complete satisfaction but more often suggest repletion that has destroyed interest or desire.
years of globe-trotting had satiated their interest in travel
readers were sated with sensationalistic stories
The meanings of surfeit and cloy largely overlap; however, surfeit implies a nauseating repletion.
surfeited themselves with junk food
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“Cloy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cloy. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.
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