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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).]
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initially pleasurable or sweet but wearying in excess
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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
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1. sickly, nauseating, icky (informal), treacly, oversweet, excessive Her cheap, cloying scent enveloped him.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
cloying[ˈklɔɪɪŋ] ADJ → empalagoso
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
[taste, smell] → écœurant(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
cloying[ˈklɔɪɪŋ] adj (taste, smell) → stucchevole
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995