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sugary

[shoo g-uh-ree] /ˈʃʊg ə ri/
adjective
1.
of, containing, or resembling sugar.
2.
sweet; excessively sweet.
3.
honeyed; cloying; deceitfully agreeable:
sugary words of greeting.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; sugar + -y1
Related forms
sugariness, noun
unsugary, adjective
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Examples for sugary
  • The combination of tough and sugary foods helps explain why so many of the giant ape's teeth were riddled with cavities.
  • The key to halting cancer cells may lie in their sugary coats, scientists say.
  • After only one or two trials, many bees learned to stick out their tonguelike proboscis in anticipation of a sugary droplet.
  • Growth rates are seven times higher than for carbonated sugary drinks.
  • The poor, in contrast, have to watch every cup of sugary tea.
  • Taxing sugary drinks makes sense, if all the money goes to health care.
  • Some make the case for taxing sugary drinks, to discourage their consumption and to raise money to finance health care.
  • But with all these sugary treats come a price: cavities.
  • It should bear its own health warning: so sugary that you may need an insulin shot to withstand it.
  • These foods appear to have more staying power than highly processed foods such as bagels, muffins, doughnuts and sugary cereals.
British Dictionary definitions for sugary

sugary

/ˈʃʊɡərɪ/
adjective
1.
of, like, or containing sugar
2.
containing too much sugar; excessively sweet
3.
deceptively pleasant; insincere
Derived Forms
sugariness, noun
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Word Origin and History for sugary
adj.

1590s, from sugar (n.) + -y (2).

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