cloyingly
adverb see cloying

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cloyingly — See cloy. * * * …   Universalium

  • cloyingly — adverb a) In a cloying manner; distastefully excessive. b) Excessively sweet. See Also: cloy …   Wiktionary

  • cloyingly — cloy·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • cloyingly — adverb in an overly sweet manner • Derived from adjective: ↑cloying …   Useful english dictionary

  • cloying — cloyingly, adv. /kloy ing/, adj. 1. causing or tending to cause disgust or aversion through excess: a perfume of cloying sweetness. 2. overly ingratiating or sentimental. [1540 50; CLOY + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • goody-goody — /good ee good ee/, n., pl. goody goodies, adj. n. 1. a person who is self righteously, affectedly, or cloyingly good. adj. 2. self righteously or cloyingly good; affecting goodness. [1870 75; redupl. of GOODY2] * * * …   Universalium

  • cloying — [[t]klɔ͟ɪɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED You use cloying to describe something that you find unpleasant because it is much too sweet, or too sentimental. Her cheap, cloying scent enveloped him... Most TV kids are so cloying. Syn: nauseating Derived words:… …   English dictionary

  • artsy-craftsy — adj. 1. 1 pretentiously artistic; cloyingly charming. Syn: arty crafty, artsy, arty. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arty-crafty — adj. 1. pretentiously artistic; cloyingly charming Syn: artsy craftsy [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cloying — adjective Date: 1594 disgusting or distasteful by reason of excess < cloying sweetness >; also excessively sweet or sentimental < a cloying romantic comedy > • cloyingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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