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synonyms for cloying

  • gooey
  • saccharine
  • sappy
  • sentimental
  • sugary
  • syrupy
  • honeyed
  • cheesy
  • cornball
  • corny
  • cutesy
  • drippy
  • mushy
  • over-sentimental
  • oversweet
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How to use cloying in a sentence

Cut into squares, it’s hard to stop eating — it’s sweet and hearty but not cloying or heavy, and has a soft but structured texture.
A BLUEBERRY-GLAZED CORNBREAD CAKE THAT PROVES THE SIDE DISH CAN BE DESSERTJOY CHOJULY 9, 2021EATER
It also adds emotional stakes to the comfortable domesticity of her world, which prevents it from getting cloying.
CELEBRATING RAMONA QUIMBY’S ENDURING APPEAL, IN HONOR OF BEVERLY CLEARYCONSTANCE GRADYMARCH 26, 2021VOX
Pays d'Oc, France, $19The semi-sweet designation gave me pause, but this wine is well-made in the style and not at all as cloying as some sweet reds that are not as transparent in their labeling.
THESE 3 DELICIOUS WINES ARE KOSHER FOR PASSOVER AND START AT $12DAVE MCINTYREMARCH 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The story they embody is a cloying, haphazard, and exposition-heavy mess.
SIA'S GOLDEN GLOBE-NOMINATED MUSIC ISN’T JUST OFFENSIVE. IT’S ALSO BAD ART—AND THE DISTINCTION MATTERSSARAH KURCHAKFEBRUARY 25, 2021TIME
I find fruity, rather than sweet, is a more reliable guide — after all, ripe fruit tastes sweet, and wines can taste ripe without being cloying.
THE NEW WINE RULES: DRINK WHAT YOU LIKE WITH WHAT YOU WANT TO EATDAVE MCINTYREFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Majella finds herself constantly contending with cloying expressions of sympathy she doesn’t want.
MAKE ROOM FOR ‘BIG GIRL, SMALL TOWN’RON CHARLESDECEMBER 2, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The Adagio is very fine in its way, but such is its cloying sweetness that one longs for something bracing and active.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
They were so spicy, so woodsy, so redolent of a fine sweetness that had no cloying element in it.
THE CAMP FIRE GIRLS AT THE END OF THE TRAILMARGARET VANDERCOOK
The fawning of Society begins to pall after a week's experience of its cloying sweetness.
MR. PUNCH'S HISTORY OF MODERN ENGLAND VOL. IV OF IV.CHARLES L. GRAVES
He swerved around cloying drifts of snow, he avoided holding ruts, he picked the icy sweeps of the road.
THE BOY SCOUTS OF LAKEVILLE HIGHLESLIE W. QUIRK
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