mushy

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mush·y

 (mŭsh′ē, mo͝osh′ē)
adj. mush·i·er, mush·i·est
1. Resembling mush in consistency or firmness; soft: ate mushy food after her tooth was pulled.
2. Excessively tender or romantic; sentimental. See Synonyms at sentimental.
3. Poorly defined; indistinct or blurry: "The young man drew his head back slowly, as if adjusting a mushy focus" (Rosemary Mahoney).

mush′i·ly adv.
mush′i·ness n.

mushy

(ˈmʌʃɪ)
adj, mushier or mushiest
1. soft and pulpy
2. informal excessively sentimental or emotional
ˈmushily adv
ˈmushiness n

mush•y

(ˈmʌʃ i, ˈmʊʃ i)

adj. mush•i•er, mush•i•est.
1. resembling mush; pulpy.
2. overly emotional or sentimental: mushy love letters.
[1830–40]
mush′i•ly, adv.
mush′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mushy - having the consistency of mush
soft - yielding readily to pressure or weight
2.mushy - effusively or insincerely emotionalmushy - effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressions of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry"
emotional - of more than usual emotion; "his behavior was highly emotional"

mushy

adjective
1. soft, squidgy (informal), slushy, squashy, squelchy, pulpy, doughy, pappy, semi-liquid, paste-like, semi-solid When the fruit is mushy and cooked, remove from the heat.
2. (Informal) sentimental, emotional, wet (Brit. informal), sloppy (informal), corny (slang), sugary, maudlin, weepy, saccharine, syrupy, slushy (informal), mawkish, schmaltzy (slang), icky (informal), three-hankie (informal) Don't go getting all mushy and sentimental.

mushy

adjective
1. Yielding easily to pressure or weight; not firm:
2. Informal. Affectedly or extravagantly emotional:
Informal: gooey, schmaltzy, sloppy, soupy.
Translations
لَيِّن، عَجيني
kašovitý
grødet
pépes
maukkenndur
kašovitý
lâpa gibi

mushy

[ˈmʌʃɪ] ADJ (mushier (compar) (mushiest (superl)))
1. (lit) → pulposo, mollar
mushy peas (Brit) → puré m de guisantes or (LAm) arvejas, chícharos mpl aguados (Mex)

mushy

[ˈmʌʃi] adj
[vegetables, fruit] → en bouillie
[movie] → à l'eau de rosemushy peas [ˌmʌʃiˈpiːz] npl (British)purée f de petits pois

mushy

adj (+er)
matschig; liquid, consistencybreiig; (= puréed) food, vegetablespüriert; mushy snowSchneematsch m; to go mushyzu Brei werden; (= go off: fruit) → matschig werden
(inf: = maudlin) → schmalzig

mushy

[ˈmʌʃɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → come pappa (fig) → sdolcinato/a

mush

(maʃ) noun
something soft and wet. The potatoes have turned to mush after being boiled for so long.
ˈmushy adjective
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