- given to or marked by excessively effusive talk, behavior, etc.
Origin of gushy
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emotional, enthusiastic, unrestrained, demonstrative, unreserved.
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Examples from the Web for gushy
And Gushy takes an amiable view of this world of hypocrisy and plunder.
I am as much robbed by that fellow Gushy as men are on the highway.
They have no particular literary merit or truth to nature, and are rather sentimental and "gushy."A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature
John W. Cousin
Bo, you're a little fool—a sentimental, romancing, gushy little fool!The Man of the Forest
I was selling forty thousand a month; I believe more than Gushy ever reached; and so they dissolved parliament.
- informal displaying excessive admiration or sentimentality
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Word Origin and History for gushy
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