cloying Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “cloying” in the English Dictionary

"cloying" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈklɔɪ.ɪŋ/

cloying adjective (TOO SWEET)

literary disapproving too ​sweet and ​thereforeunpleasant: This is a ​wonderfulwine - ​honeyed and ​rich without being ​remotely cloying.

cloying adjective (TOO EMOTIONAL)

disapproving too good or ​kind, or ​expressingfeelings of ​love in a way that is not ​sincere: She ​criticized the cloying ​sentimentality of the ​film.
adverb uk   us   /-li/
cloyingly ​sweet
(Definition of cloying from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cloying”
in Chinese (Simplified) 甜得发腻的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 甜得發膩的…
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