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cloying

[kloi-ing] /ˈklɔɪ ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
causing or tending to cause disgust or aversion through excess:
a perfume of cloying sweetness.
2.
overly ingratiating or sentimental.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; cloy + -ing2
Related forms
cloyingly, adverb
uncloying, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cloyingly

cloying

/ˈklɔɪɪŋ/
adjective
1.
initially pleasurable or sweet but wearying in excess
Derived Forms
cloyingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for cloyingly

cloying

adj.

1640s, present participle adjective from cloy (v.). Related: Cloyingly; cloyingness.

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