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cloy

cloy

pronunciation:
kloI
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cloyed, cloying, cloys
definition: to oversupply with something sweet or pleasant so that the experience of these things becomes sickening or wearisome.
We were dazzled by the immense size of the ice cream sundaes, but the sweetness eventually cloyed us.
antonyms:
whet
similar words:
bore, disgust, exhaust, glut, nauseate, sate, satiate, saturate, sicken, surfeit, tire, weary
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become sickening or wearisome by being excessively sweet or pleasant.
Too much of any pleasant thing, even spending time with amiable friends, can eventually cloy.
similar words:
numb, pall, sicken
derivations: cloyingly (adv.), cloyingness (n.)