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gushy

[guhsh-ee] /ˈgʌʃ i/
adjective, gushier, gushiest.
1.
given to or marked by excessively effusive talk, behavior, etc.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; gush + -y1
Related forms
gushily, adverb
gushiness, noun
Synonyms
emotional, enthusiastic, unrestrained, demonstrative, unreserved.
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gushy

/ˈɡʌʃɪ/
adjective gushier, gushiest
1.
(informal) displaying excessive admiration or sentimentality
Derived Forms
gushily, adverb
gushiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for gushy
adj.

1845, from gush in the metaphoric sense + -y (2). Related: Gushily; gushiness.

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