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or sir·up·y

[sir-uh-pee, sur-]
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  1. having the appearance or quality of syrup; thick or sweet: syrupy coffee.
  2. sentimental or saccharine; mawkish: a syrupy manner; a syrupy poem.
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Origin of syrupy

First recorded in 1700–10; syrup + -y1
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Related Words for syrupy

succulent, luscious, oily, syrupy, weepy, sentimental, romantic, mushy, mawkish, sugary, maudlin, wet, wistful, regretful, exotic, whimsical, glamorous, amorous, fascinating, colorful

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British Dictionary definitions for syrupy


  1. (of a liquid) thick or sweet
  2. cloyingly sentimentala syrupy version of the Blue Danube
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