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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 of sugary
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; sugar + -y1
Related forms
sugariness, noun
unsugary, adjective
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  • The Captain broke in upon the sugary flow as soon as he could.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • No ‘threats of hell or hopes of any sugary paradise’ 97 influence me.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • "If Jo was not always so sugary sweet," was the general complaint.

    Hester's Counterpart Jean K. Baird
  • He could not be misled by the sugary phrases in which the vote of censure had been couched.

    The Loyalist James Francis Barrett
  • She is really not sugary enough for a preserve; I should say rather well canned.

    Flint Maud Wilder Goodwin
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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