mushiness

mushy

[muhsh-ee, moosh-ee]
adjective, mushier, mushiest.
1.
resembling mush; pulpy.
2.
Informal. overly emotional or sentimental: mushy love letters.

Origin:
1830–40; mush1 + -y1

mushily, adverb
mushiness, noun
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mushy (ˈmʌʃɪ)
 
adj , mushier, mushiest
1.  soft and pulpy
2.  informal excessively sentimental or emotional
 
'mushily
 
adv
 
'mushiness
 
n

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mushy
"sentimental," 1870, from mush + -y (2). Mush, in a transferred sense of "sentimentality," is attested from 1908.
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