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English definition of “cloying”

cloying

adjective uk   /ˈklɔɪ.ɪŋ/ us  

cloying adjective (TOO SWEET)

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

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.Affected and insincere
cloyingly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
cloyingly sweetAffected and insincereSentimental and over-emotional
(Definition of cloying from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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