Mushy Mush"y, a. Soft like mush; figuratively, good-naturedly weak and effusive; weakly sentimental. [1913 Webster]

She 's not mushy, but her heart is tender. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]

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  • mushy — (adj.) soft, pulpy, 1839; sentimental, 1870; from MUSH (Cf. mush) (n.) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Mush (n.) in a transferred sense of sentimentality is attested from 1908 …   Etymology dictionary

  • mushy — *sentimental, romantic, mawkish, maudlin, soppy, slushy …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • mushy — UK [ˈmʌʃɪ] / US adjective Word forms mushy : adjective mushy comparative mushier superlative mushiest 1) consisting of a thick soft mass mushy potatoes 2) romantic in a way that seems silly and not sincere a mushy film …   English dictionary

  • mushy — adjective a) resembling or having the consistency of mush; semi liquid, pasty, or granular I dont especially like mushy oatmeal. b) soft; squishy …   Wiktionary

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