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v. cloyed, cloy·ing, cloys
To cause distaste or disgust by supplying with too much of something originally pleasant, especially something rich or sweet; surfeit.
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).]
initially pleasurable or sweet but wearying in excess
1. causing distaste or disgust through excess.
2. overly ingratiating or sentimental.
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|Adj.||1.||cloying - overly sweet |
sweet - having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar