- of, containing, or resembling sugar.
- sweet; excessively sweet.
- honeyed; cloying; deceitfully agreeable: sugary words of greeting.
Origin of sugary
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Examples from the Web for sugary
We pass laws to protect children from fatty foods and sugary drinks.Give the ‘Border Kids’ Dignity. Now.
Ruben Navarrette Jr.
June 16, 2014
Children now get less of their calories from sugary beverages.Babies’ Skinny Moment: Obesity in Little Ones Drops 43 Percent
February 25, 2014
No more chips, much less bacon, far less drinking (pop and alcohol alike), and a general aversion of sugary and salty foods.
Aaron Carroll highlights the findings of a study on limiting the sizes of sugary drinks.
The calorie savings from cutting back on sugary foods are major.How to Watch Out for Hidden Sugar and Replace With Leaner Substitutes
Diana Le Dean
February 23, 2013
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
- of, like, or containing sugar
- containing too much sugar; excessively sweet
- deceptively pleasant; insincere
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Word Origin and History for sugary
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