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cloying

adjective uk   us   /ˈklɔɪ.ɪŋ/

cloying adjective (TOO SWEET)

literary disapproving too sweet and therefore unpleasant: This is a wonderful wine - honeyed and rich without being remotely cloying.

cloying adjective (TOO EMOTIONAL)

disapproving too good or kind, or expressing feelings of love in a way that is not sincere: She criticized the cloying sentimentality of the film.
cloyingly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
cloyingly sweet
Translations of “cloying”
in Chinese (Traditional) 甜得發膩的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 甜得发腻的…
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