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 (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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mushiness - a mushy pulpy softness
softness - the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded
2.mushiness - falsely emotional in a maudlin way
emotionalism, emotionality - emotional nature or quality
corn - something sentimental or trite; "that movie was pure corn"
schmaltz, schmalz, shmaltz - (Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music
sentimentalism - a predilection for sentimentality
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Informal. The quality or condition of being affectedly or overly emotional:
Slang: sappiness.
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References in classic literature ?
Night and day, not daring to stop for fear of the imminent freeze- up, they dared to run, an increasing mushiness of ice running with them.
air of "I know it when I see it" mushiness. (37) Still, broad
I get that the subject is itself a dizzying whirl, and that Dombek is forcing us to inhabit the conceptual mushiness and infinite stretchability of "narcissism" as currently deployed.
* In "Bigger than Phil," Adam Gopnik argues that science is pushing moderate believers and unbelievers closer together: if we push God out past the Big Bang, making God the universe or the laws of the universe, then we're left with "a God who communicates with no one and causes nothing." The jury's still out on causation, I'd say, but the old creeds have indeed been sorely shaken, leading people to embrace more eclectic forms of worship, which Gopnik praises as meaningful despite their mushiness. But unless you're trying to start a new religion, personally expressive, eclectic worship lacks the power to inspire a collective spiritual mood, and the aesthetics are inconsistent, though there's a fragile, ephemeral beauty to it.
The movie makes you feel giddy, but it avoids too much cheesiness and mushiness. It's no fairy-tale romance.
artifice, exaggerated emotional mushiness or technical pyrotechnics.
ambassador to the U.N., where she speaks with a notable absence of the administration's usual mushiness. She propelled Obama's 2012 announcement, at Washington's Holocaust Memorial Museum, of the APB.
Although I confess, I do tend to get a tad maudlin as opposed to merry, come the last day of the year but I expect the mushiness we feel at midnight is all part of a healing ritual.
# Some people think we're taking too long with all this experiential mushiness and should just get the film out NOW.
The meat had the right amount of tenderness where it wasn't reduced to mushiness but one could still feel the grain and root-flavored wild meat that came off the bone.