[ muhsh-ee, moo sh-ee ]
/ ˈmʌʃ i, ˈmʊʃ i /

adjective, mush·i·er, mush·i·est.

resembling mush; pulpy.
Informal. overly emotional or sentimental: mushy love letters.

Origin of mushy

First recorded in 1830–40; mush1 + -y1

Related forms

mush·i·ly, adverbmush·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mushiness

  • Mushiness on key church doctrines, the argument goes, threatens the very Catholic-ness of institutions like Notre Dame.

    Obama's Catholic Conversion|John Hendren|May 16, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • Oliver was making a good argument with no mushiness about it, and he had a long-settled habit of appreciating Ollie's arguments.

    The Preliminaries|Cornelia A. P. Comer

British Dictionary definitions for mushiness


/ (ˈmʌʃɪ) /

adjective mushier or mushiest

soft and pulpy
informal excessively sentimental or emotional

Derived Forms

mushily, adverbmushiness, noun
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