gooey

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goo·ey

 (go͞o′ē)
adj. goo·i·er, goo·i·est
Sticky and viscous: gooey caramel.

gooey

(ˈɡuːɪ)
adj, gooier or gooiest
1. sticky, soft, and often sweet
2. oversweet and sentimental
ˈgooily adv

goo•ey

(ˈgu i)

adj. goo•i•er, goo•i•est.
1. sticky; viscid.
2. extremely sentimental or emotionally effusive.
[1905–10, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gooey - soft and sticky
adhesive - tending to adhere

gooey

adjective
1. sticky, soft, tacky, viscous, glutinous, gummy, icky (informal), gluey, gloopy, mucilaginous, gungy a lovely gooey, sticky mess
2. sentimental, romantic, sloppy, soppy, maudlin, syrupy (informal), slushy (informal), mawkish, tear-jerking (informal), icky (informal) He wrote me a long, gooey love letter.

gooey

adjective
1. Having the property of adhering:
2. Informal. Affectedly or extravagantly emotional:
Informal: mushy, schmaltzy, sloppy, soupy.
Translations

gooey

[ˈguːɪ] ADJ (gooier (compar) (gooiest (superl))) → pegajoso, viscoso; (= sweet) → empalagoso

gooey

[ˈguːi] adj (British)gluant(e)

gooey

adj (+er) (inf)
(= sticky)klebrig; (= slushy)breiig
(pej) behaviour, song, letterrührselig, schnulzig (pej inf); to go (all) gooeyvor Rührung zerfließen; he makes her go all gooeybei seinem Anblick gerät sie ins Schwärmen; to go gooey over somebodyfür jdn schwärmen

gooey

[ˈguːɪ] (Brit) (fam) adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (mess) → appiccicoso/a; (cake, dessert) → molto ricco/a (fig) (sentimental) → sdolcinato/a
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All were successful in their own way, although husband felt the puds should probably have been a little gooier on the inside.
gooier." Sadly, I had to concede that even tied up in red ribbons, homey chocolate shortbreads are just not sexy enough to be gifted .
Ladies and gents of all ages go a bit gooey, the boys go even gooier, but before long they're up on their feet clicking fingers and thrusting hips again.