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MUSHY (mushier, mushiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mushy mean? 

MUSHY (adjective)
  The adjective MUSHY has 2 senses:

1. having the consistency of mush
2. effusively or insincerely emotional

  Familiarity information: MUSHY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MUSHY (adjective)


Sense 1mushy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having the consistency of mush

Similar:

soft (yielding readily to pressure or weight)


Sense 2mushy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Effusively or insincerely emotional

Synonyms:

bathetic; schmalzy; schmaltzy; mawkish; maudlin; hokey; mushy; sentimental; slushy; soppy; soupy; drippy

Context examples:

a bathetic novel / maudlin expressions of sympathy / mushy effusiveness / a schmaltzy song / sentimental soap operas / slushy poetry

Similar:

emotional (of more than usual emotion)


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