sugary

[shoo g-uh-ree]

adjective

of, containing, or resembling sugar.
sweet; excessively sweet.
honeyed; cloying; deceitfully agreeable: sugary words of greeting.

Nearby words

  1. sugaring off,
  2. sugarloaf,
  3. sugarloaf mountain,
  4. sugarplum,
  5. sugars,
  6. suger,
  7. suggest,
  8. suggestibility,
  9. suggestible,
  10. suggestion

Origin of sugary

First recorded in 1585–95; sugar + -y1

Related formssug·ar·i·ness, nounun·sug·ar·y, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for sugary

sugary

adjective

of, like, or containing sugar
containing too much sugar; excessively sweet
deceptively pleasant; insincere
Derived Formssugariness, noun

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Word Origin and History for sugary

sugary

adj.

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

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