sugary

[ shoo g-uh-ree ]
/ ˈʃʊg ə ri /

adjective

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

Origin of sugary

First recorded in 1585–95; sugar + -y1
Related formssug·ar·i·ness, nounun·sug·ar·y, adjective
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sugary

/ (ˈʃʊɡərɪ) /

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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