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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
References in classic literature ?
the dread of what will my neighbour think, with luxuries that only cloy, with pleasures that bore, with empty show that, like the criminal's iron crown of yore, makes to bleed and swoon the aching head that wears it!
As Lowell says, 'The true use of Spenser is as a gallery of pictures which we visit as the mood takes us, and where we spend an hour or two, long enough to sweeten our perceptions, not so long as to cloy them.
What engages one right off is the quality of the language of Komunyakaa's poetry, a freshness marked by a delightful figurativeness and a wit that never cloys and which may be attributed in great part to the richness of the material from which it springs.