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English definition of “sugary”

sugary

adjective     /ˈʃʊɡ.ər.i/ US  /-ɚ-/
containing sugar: all those sugary snacks that kids eatSugar and sugar substitutesFlavours and tastes disapproving too good or kind or expressing feelings of love in a way that is not sincere: It's that sugary smile of his that I can't bear - it makes me want to puke!Affected and insincere
(Definition of sugary adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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