gooey

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goo·ey

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

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

(ˈgu i)

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

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

gooey

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

[ˈguːi] adj (British)gluant(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

gooey

[ˈguːɪ] (Brit) (fam) adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (mess) → appiccicoso/a; (cake, dessert) → molto ricco/a (fig) (sentimental) → sdolcinato/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Little Italy's e.ort was beautifully presented and the taste matched the look, the mozzarella gooily oozing out from beneath the crispy batter.
Todd McFarlane of McFarlane Toys drew cheers at a seminar for retailers where he demoed the gross-out special features on his "Walking Dead" action figures--features that make themselves known only when the toy is off the shelf, out of its innocuous packaging and safely at home, where it can be gooily played with.
I couldn't decide whether my pecan pie (pounds 3.95) was stickily gooey or gooily sticky.