cloying


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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.

cloying

(ˈklɔɪɪŋ)
adj
initially pleasurable or sweet but wearying in excess
ˈcloyingly adv

cloy•ing

(ˈklɔɪ ɪŋ)

adj.
1. causing distaste or disgust through excess.
2. overly ingratiating or sentimental.
[1540–50]
cloy′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cloying - overly sweetcloying - overly sweet        
sweet - having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar

cloying

adjective
1. sickly, nauseating, icky (informal), treacly, oversweet, excessive Her cheap, cloying scent enveloped him.
2. over-sentimental, sickly, nauseating, mushy, twee, slushy, mawkish, icky (informal), treacly, oversweet The film is sentimental but rarely cloying.
Translations
äiteläimelä

cloying

[ˈklɔɪɪŋ] ADJempalagoso

cloying

[ˈklɔɪɪŋ] adj
[taste, smell] → écœurant(e)
[sentimentality] → mièvrecloze test [ˈkləʊztɛst] n (= gap-fill) → texte m à trous

cloying

adj (lit)übermäßig süß; cloying sentimentalitygefühlsduselige Sentimentalität

cloying

[ˈklɔɪɪŋ] adj (taste, smell) → stucchevole
References in classic literature ?
That would be something, better at least than a lifetime of the cramped and cloying restrictions of civilization.
Through counter currents of the heavy stench of meat eaters he traced the trail of Bara; the sweet and cloying stink of Horta, the boar, could not drown his quarry's scent--the permeating, mellow musk of the deer's foot.
It was a sweetness that would have been cloying had the air been heavy and humid.
said Claire, on whom these saccharine exchanges were beginning to have a cloying effect.
Filled with cloying lines about letting go, holding on and not giving up, the running time of two hours feels more like two days, while the tragedies that befall the characters arrive with depressing predictability.
THIS is a morass of cloying fairytale romances across the generations that usually ends with a happy-ever-after.
59) Non-greasy lip coverage that lasts well without any cloying taste but nothing special.
Some of the more transparent chart-busting Madonna-isms (Remedy) can get a little cloying , but the album is redeemed by the few tracks on which she pushes the boundaries a little (Ghosts) and by the faultless pop sheen of tracks like New In Town and the once ubiquitous Stuck On Repeat.
So yeah, Canadian Club has a cloying sweetness that I could do without, but dudes I am drinking whisky out of a bottle cap at 3PM on a Tuesday.
A light alternative for those who dislike the cloying taste of some Christmas cakes.
To say that the movie is about Scarlet and Him helping each other makes it sound like some kind of groan-inducing, cloying cliche, which, thanks to all involved, it isn't.
Cash has delivered in 2006 a sometimes dark, often chilling, never cloying, and always poignant album in Black Cadillac.