gushy

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gush·y

 (gŭsh′ē)
adj. gush·i·er, gush·i·est
Marked by excessive displays of sentiment or enthusiasm.

gush′i·ly adv.
gush′i·ness n.

gushy

(ˈɡʌʃɪ)
adj, gushier or gushiest
informal displaying excessive admiration or sentimentality
ˈgushily adv
ˈgushiness n

gush•y

(ˈgʌʃ i)

adj. gush•i•er, gush•i•est.
given to or marked by excessively effusive or sentimental talk, behavior, etc.
[1835–45]
gush′i•ly, adv.
gush′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gushy - extravagantly demonstrative; "insincere and effusive demonstrations of sentimental friendship"; "a large gushing female"; "write unrestrained and gushy poetry"
demonstrative - given to or marked by the open expression of emotion; "an affectionate and demonstrative family"

gushy

adjective
Affectedly or extravagantly emotional:
Translations

gushy

adj (pej inf)schwärmerisch
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"The diaries were a revelation," Roffman writes, "because the voice of the poet was so present already," years before his mature (or immature) poetry took shape: there, unmistakably, were "his wry sense of humor, patience, impatience, and attention to the experience of his experience." A precocious teenager, no doubt, though it's just as fair to say that Ashbery the twenty-something (even the eighty-something) was constitutionally adolescent: Ashbery grows into a voice that can turn gushily romantic or moodily evasive, self-amusing or parodic of any adult pretensions within earshot.
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