Sugary

  • 1 Sugary — Sug ar*y, a. 1. Resembling or containing sugar; tasting of sugar; sweet. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Fond of sugar or sweet things; as, a sugary palate. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 sugary — index nectarous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 sugary — 1590s, from SUGAR (Cf. sugar) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 sugary — ► ADJECTIVE 1) containing much sugar. 2) coated in sugar. 3) excessively sentimental …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 sugary — [shoog′ər ē] adj. 1. of, like, or containing sugar; sweet, granular, etc. 2. cloyingly or mawkishly sweet or sentimental sugariness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 sugary — [[t]ʃ ʊgəri[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Sugary food or drink contains a lot of sugar. Sugary canned drinks rot your teeth. ...sugary tea. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you describe a film or piece of music as sugary, you mean that… …

    English dictionary

  • 7 sugary — sug|ar|y [ˈʃugəri] adj 1.) containing sugar or tasting like sugar ▪ sugary foods 2.) language, emotions etc that are sugary are too nice and seem insincere ▪ She said goodbye in a sickeningly sugary tone …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 sugary — sug|ar|y [ ʃugəri ] adjective 1. ) tasting sweet from sugar: The iced tea is too sugary. 2. ) sugary talk or behavior is intended to please people but is not sincere: Don t be taken in by his sugary compliments …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 sugary — adjective 1 containing sugar or tasting like sugar: sugary snacks 2 language, emotions etc that are sugary are too nice and seem insincere: songs full of sugary sentiments about love …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 sugary — adjective 1) sugary snacks Syn: sweet, sugared, sugar coated, candied Ant: sour 2) sugary romance Syn: sentimental, mawkish, cloying, sickly (sweet) …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 11 sugary — adjective Date: 1591 1. a. exaggeratedly sweet ; honeyed < his sugary deprecating voice D. H. Lawrence > b. cloyingly sweet ; sentimental 2. containing, resembling, or tasting of sugar …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 sugary — sugariness, n. /shoog euh ree/, adj. 1. of, containing, or resembling sugar. 2. sweet; excessively sweet. 3. honeyed; cloying; deceitfully agreeable: sugary words of greeting. [1585 95; SUGAR + Y1] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 13 sugary — adj. Sugary is used with these nouns: ↑cereal, ↑drink, ↑food, ↑snack, ↑sweetness, ↑tea …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 Sugary — Used to describe someone s extremely sweet or good natured personality or actions. Thank you, dear, that was very sugary of you to think of me …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 15 Sugary — Used to describe someone s extremely sweet or good natured personality or actions. Thank you, dear, that was very sugary of you to think of me …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 16 sugary — UK [ˈʃʊɡərɪ] / US adjective 1) tasting sweet from sugar 2) sugary talk or behaviour is intended to please people but is not sincere …

    English dictionary

  • 17 sugary — /ˈʃʊgəri/ (say shooguhree) adjective 1. of, containing, or resembling sugar. 2. sweet; excessively sweet. 3. dulcet: honeyed; cloying; deceitfully agreeable: her sugary words of greeting sounded insincere. {sugar + y1} –sugariness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 sugary — adj. 1 containing or resembling sugar. 2 excessively sweet or esp. sentimental. 3 falsely sweet or pleasant (sugary compliments). Derivatives: sugariness n …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 sugary — adjective a) Of food, drink, etc, containing or covered with a large amount of sugar b) Of behavior, exaggeratedly sweet and pleasant, often to the point of aversion …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 sugary — Synonyms and related words: ambrosial, bittersweet, candied, honeyed, honeysweet, melliferous, mellifluent, mellifluous, nectareous, nectarous, sacchariferous, sour sweet, sugarcoated, sugared, sugarsweet, sweet, sweet and pungent, sweet and sour …

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