What is another word for cloying?

Pronunciation: [klˈɔ͡ɪɪŋ] (IPA)

Cloying is an adjective that refers to something that is overly sweet or sentimental. Some synonyms for this word include saccharine, nauseating, overpowering, excessive, sickening, and mawkish. Another synonym for cloying is the word sticky, which refers to something that is overly sentimental or sweet that lingers too long. It is sometimes used to describe overly sentimental movies or books that are so sweet they become cloying. Other synonyms for cloying include overwhelming, suffocating, and oppressive. In any case, cloying describes a feeling of being overwhelmed by something that is too sweet or sentimental and is often used to criticize overly sentimental or melodramatic works.

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What are the hypernyms for Cloying?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for cloying?

The word "cloying" generally refers to something being excessively sweet or sentimental, perhaps to the extent of being unpleasant. Its antonyms can be used to describe things that are invigorating, refreshing or stimulating. These antonyms can include terms such as crisp, lively, refreshing, zesty, and tart. Words like tangy, pungent, and bracing can describe strong, sharp tastes that clear the palate. Alternatively, words like savory, robust, and substantial can describe satisfying flavors that are rich and filling. These antonyms help express tastes and flavors that are not overwhelming or sickly, but instead balance satisfaction and refreshment.

What are the antonyms for Cloying?

Usage examples for Cloying

So was he saved, so was his genius unfettered from the cloying weight of too much abstract thought, which at one time, save for his artistic instincts, would have plunged him into the morass of pedantry and turned his genius into a pillar of salt.
"The New Tenant"
E. Phillips Oppenheim
"Not with all of them; they will find some hitherto untasted, but just as cloying in the end," remarked Gordon.
"A Top-Floor Idyl"
George van Schaick
The thickets of palmetto and the groves of magnolia filling the air with new and cloying fragrance, alternating with other unaccustomed odors which made the grove resemble an orchestra of perfumes, were to me a new and delightful experience.
"The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I"
William James Stillman

Famous quotes with Cloying

  • However I may detract from Mr. Mickle's merits as a faithful translator, I would give him all due praise as a poet; and a complete statement of what belongs to him, what to Camoens, would increase his reputation instead of impairing it. I never read a rhyme poem of any considerable length, that wearied me so little as the English Lusiad; the versification has the ease of Dryden without his negligence, and the harmony of Pope without his cloying sweetness.
    William Julius Mickle
  • The prophecy of Professor Yeshayahu Leibovitz, that the occupation would corrupt us through and through and turn us into a people of exploiters and secret-service-men, has come awfully true. Nothing has remained of the "beautiful Eretz Israel " but a cloying nostalgia, of which Naomi Shemer was a standard-bearer. A small and gallant state, progressive and (relatively) egalitarian, respected by the world, has become an occupying and looting state, hostage to delirious settlers, full of internal violence and "swinish capitalism" (a phrase coined by Shimon Peres, one of those most responsible for this situation). Throughout the world, the idea of boycotting Israel is gaining ground.
    Uri Avnery

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