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synonyms for cloy

  • nauseate
  • disgust
  • fill
  • glut
  • gorge
  • jade
  • pall
  • sate
  • satiate
  • satisfy
  • sicken
  • stall
  • suffice
  • surfeit
  • weary
  • stodge
See also synonyms for: cloyed / cloying
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antonyms for cloy

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  • abstain
  • deplete
  • deprive
  • diet
  • dissatisfy
  • fast
  • help
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How to use cloy in a sentence

Over-sentimental and apt to cloy, it is eminently poetical and full of melody.
MASTERS OF FRENCH MUSICARTHUR HERVEY
The sweets of that sort of thing began to cloy, and I resolved upon immediate action.
SUMMER CRUISING IN THE SOUTH SEASCHARLES WARREN STODDARD
He feasted upon it to satiety as he did with everything else; never having learned not to cloy his appetite by over-feeding.
WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWERCHARLES MAJOR
The natural result of all which was that I approached the story prepared for the stickiest of American cloy-fiction.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 156, JAN. 29, 1919VARIOUS
They cloy the ear, and the mind that has been made sensitive, desiring something of a finer type of stimulation.
ADVENTURES IN THE ARTSMARSDEN HARTLEY
Yes; sometimes the fierce din of battle seems a pastime fit for the gods, but the banquet is apt to cloy.
EDWY THE FAIR OR THE FIRST CHRONICLE OF AESCENDUNEA. D. CRAKE
The cloy of the seductive drug holds to that world of mystery, and they come to it again, and yet again.
THE GOLDEN WOMANRIDGWELL CULLUM
Ay, in those days the Muses were nigh cloy'd With honors; nor had any other care Than to sing out and sooth their wavy hair.
POEMS 1817JOHN KEATS
But even honey will cloy; and that sweetest of all moons, the Apian one, would sometimes be better for a change.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 1, SEPTEMBER 12, 1841VARIOUS
The readers, therefore, will not suppose that we intend (supposing even that we were able) to cloy them with sweets.
A JAR OF HONEY FROM MOUNT HYBLALEIGH HUNT
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CLOY

  • afflicted
  • annoyed
  • bent one's ear
  • bothered
  • burned out
  • cloyed
  • discomforted
  • dragged
  • exhausted
  • fatigued
  • irked
  • irritated
  • jaded
  • palled
  • pestered
  • put to sleep
  • sent to sleep
  • talked one's ear off
  • tired
  • troubled
  • turned one off
  • vexed
  • was tedious
  • wearied
  • wore
  • wore out
  • worried
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