cloy


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cloy

 (kloi)
v. cloyed, cloy·ing, cloys
v.tr.
To cause distaste or disgust by supplying with too much of something originally pleasant, especially something rich or sweet; surfeit.
v.intr.
To be too filling, rich, or sweet.

[Short for obsolete accloy, to clog, from Middle English acloien, from Old French encloer, to drive a nail into, from Medieval Latin inclāvāre : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin clāvāre, to nail (from clāvus, nail).]

cloy′ing·ly adv.
cloy′ing·ness n.

cloy

(klɔɪ)
vb
to make weary or cause weariness through an excess of something initially pleasurable or sweet
[C14 (originally: to nail, hence, to obstruct): from earlier acloyen, from Old French encloer, from Medieval Latin inclavāre, from Latin clāvāre to nail, from clāvus a nail]

cloy

(klɔɪ)

v.t.
1. to weary by excess; surfeit; satiate.
v.i.
2. to become wearisome or distasteful through excess.
[1350–1400; aph. variant of Middle English acloyen < Middle French enclo(y)er < Late Latin inclāvāre to nail in =in- in-2 + -clāvāre, v. derivative of clāvus nail]

cloy


Past participle: cloyed
Gerund: cloying

Imperative
cloy
cloy
Present
I cloy
you cloy
he/she/it cloys
we cloy
you cloy
they cloy
Preterite
I cloyed
you cloyed
he/she/it cloyed
we cloyed
you cloyed
they cloyed
Present Continuous
I am cloying
you are cloying
he/she/it is cloying
we are cloying
you are cloying
they are cloying
Present Perfect
I have cloyed
you have cloyed
he/she/it has cloyed
we have cloyed
you have cloyed
they have cloyed
Past Continuous
I was cloying
you were cloying
he/she/it was cloying
we were cloying
you were cloying
they were cloying
Past Perfect
I had cloyed
you had cloyed
he/she/it had cloyed
we had cloyed
you had cloyed
they had cloyed
Future
I will cloy
you will cloy
he/she/it will cloy
we will cloy
you will cloy
they will cloy
Future Perfect
I will have cloyed
you will have cloyed
he/she/it will have cloyed
we will have cloyed
you will have cloyed
they will have cloyed
Future Continuous
I will be cloying
you will be cloying
he/she/it will be cloying
we will be cloying
you will be cloying
they will be cloying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cloying
you have been cloying
he/she/it has been cloying
we have been cloying
you have been cloying
they have been cloying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cloying
you will have been cloying
he/she/it will have been cloying
we will have been cloying
you will have been cloying
they will have been cloying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cloying
you had been cloying
he/she/it had been cloying
we had been cloying
you had been cloying
they had been cloying
Conditional
I would cloy
you would cloy
he/she/it would cloy
we would cloy
you would cloy
they would cloy
Past Conditional
I would have cloyed
you would have cloyed
he/she/it would have cloyed
we would have cloyed
you would have cloyed
they would have cloyed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.cloy - supply or feed to surfeit
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
2.cloy - cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing; "Too much spicy food cloyed his appetite"
replete, sate, satiate, fill - fill to satisfaction; "I am sated"

cloy

verb
To satisfy to the full or to excess:
Translations

cloy

[klɔɪ] VIempalagar

cloy

vi (lit, fig)zu süßlich sein/werden; (pleasures)an Reiz verlieren

cloy

[klɔɪ] viessere nauseante
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