adjective (treaclier; -est) Date: 1733 resembling treacle (as in quality or appearance) <
treacly sentimentality

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  • Treacly — Trea cly, a. Like, or composed of, treacle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • treacly — trea|cly [ trikli ] adjective expressing emotions such as love or sadness in a way that seems silly and not sincere: a treacly song …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • treacly — adjective BrE 1 thick and sticky, like treacle: treacly black mud 2 expressing feelings of love or fondness in a way that seems insincere …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • treacly — treacle ► NOUN chiefly Brit. 1) molasses. 2) golden syrup. DERIVATIVES treacly adjective. ORIGIN originally referring to an antidote against venom: from Greek th riak antidote against venom , from th rion wild beast …   English terms dictionary

  • treacly — trea·cly (trēʹklē) adj. Cloyingly sweet or sentimental. * * * …   Universalium

  • treacly — adjective a) thick and sticky b) consisting of treacle, or cloying sentimental speech …   Wiktionary

  • treacly — trea·cly || trɪːklɪ adj. overly sentimental, cloying; sweet and sticky like molasses …   English contemporary dictionary

  • treacly — trea·cly …   English syllables

  • treacly — UK [ˈtriːk(ə)lɪ] / US [ˈtrɪk(ə)lɪ] adjective 1) expressing emotions such as love or sadness in a way that seems silly and not sincere 2) British thick and sticky …   English dictionary

  • treacly — adjective overly sweet • Syn: ↑cloying, ↑saccharine, ↑syrupy • Similar to: ↑sweet • Derivationally related forms: ↑treacle, ↑saccharinity ( …   Useful english dictionary

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