Definition of Cloying

1. Adjective. Overly sweet.

Exact synonyms: Saccharine, Syrupy, Treacly
Similar to: Sweet
Derivative terms: Saccharinity, Treacle, Treacle



Definition of Cloying

1. Verb. (present participle of cloy) ¹

2. Adjective. Unpleasantly excessive. ¹

3. Adjective. Excessively sweet. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cloying

1. cloy [v] - See also: cloy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cloying

clownishly
clownishness
clownishnesses
clownlike
clownology
clowns
clows
cloxacillin
cloxacillin sodium
cloxacillins
cloxazolam
cloy
cloye
cloyed
cloyes
cloying (current term)
cloyingly
cloyingness
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clozapine
clozapines
cloze
cloze procedure
cloze test

Literary usage of Cloying

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... right of a majority :— than Taylor, but it is a cloying manner; his facility of «peech and coming imagination are masters of him, not he of them. ..."

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