resembling mush; pulpy.
Informal. overly emotional or sentimental: mushy love letters.
- mush·i·ly, adverb
- mush·i·ness, noun
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How to use mushy in a sentence
The Novablast 2 delivers an ultra-plush ride that stops just short of feeling mushy.The Running Shoes That Almost Made Our 2022 Winter Buyer’s Guide | agintzler | November 7, 2021 | Outside Online
The sweet potatoes here retain their texture, a relative rarity in the world of mushy bagged meals, while pumpkin seeds and lemon give it both bite and kick.How to Make Your Leaf-Peeping Hike Taste Like Fall, Too | awise | October 26, 2021 | Outside Online
Whether you’ve ended up with overcooked and mushy slop or undercooked and crunchy grains, there seems to be some ineffable art—or science—to getting it just right.
Our mushy brains seem a far cry from the solid silicon chips in computer processors, but scientists have a long history of comparing the two.
When something is not easily measured, it often gets talked about in mushy or ideological terms.The U.S. Is Just Different — So Let’s Stop Pretending We’re Not (Ep. 469) | Stephen J. Dubner | July 15, 2021 | Freakonomics
The road salt makes a mushy, corrosive paste that is flung universally about the under-and over-sides of every vehicle.
Persecuted is a ludicrously mushy political thriller, but the fact that it can find an audience is downright terrifying.‘Persecuted’ Is the Christian Right’s Paranoid Wet Dream | Candida Moss | July 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He is no mushy moderate, but an Obama-loathing, gubmint-hating, tax-cutting, gun-toting, education-cutting conservative.Paul Begala: Ted Cruz and Texas’s Tea Party Revolution | Paul Begala | August 1, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Capability is a mushy line, and it can take a country years to go from capability to producing an actual warhead.
Those who favor bipartisan cooperation are often dismissed as mushy moderates.
Such words cannot be indefinite, mushy words; they must be definite, firm words.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
You had accumulated a large load and were in a pretty mushy condition.Frank Merriwell's Pursuit | Burt L. Standish
Well, take this awful bunch of mushy slush and read it through, and then try to make a decent half-column story out of it.The Escape of Mr. Trimm | Irvin S. Cobb
Something mushy and heavily soft like raised dough leaned against Jim's leg and chewed his trousers with a yeasty growl.Sixes and Sevens | O. Henry
But in any case the letter should not be long, nor should it be crammed with sad quotations and mushy sentiment.How to Write Letters (Formerly The Book of Letters) | Mary Owens Crowther
British Dictionary definitions for mushy
soft and pulpy
informal excessively sentimental or emotional
- mushily, adverb
- mushiness, noun
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