- cloying + -ly (Wiktionary)
“How could I not like someone who called the cloyingly brooding Angel “Angel cakes”?”
“This jumbled exercise by Bulareyaung Pagarlava amounts to a shapeless sampler of miscellaneous moods and shticks, from the cloyingly cute to the utterly arbitrary.”
“When Mr. Duncan opened a small gelato shop in Washington, D.C., in 2004, he found his engineering and software background rather useless when it came to fixing a vanilla gelato that came out cloyingly sweet, a chocolate gelato that was inexplicably hard and dulce de leche that was too runny.”
“This is a train wreck of a movie, but it takes itself so seriously and it is so cloyingly Shaqcentric that it is nearly impossible to look away.”
“The video's child-friendly dabbling with big ideas can seem cloyingly cute.”
“Many of these vineyards survived, partly out of neglect, and partly because of the popularity of White Zinfandel, a cloyingly sweet "blush" wine created at Sutter Home Vineyard in 1975.”
“But I can tell you - walking into my backyard on a day like today: sunny, perfectly warm without being cloyingly sticky and not a cloud in the sky, inspiration is everywhere.”
“Ironically, for all the delicious aromas that fill the kitchen as this bread becomes reality, the finished loaf is not cloyingly sweet.”
“That whitewashes all the distinction out of those vintage books and transforms them into a cloyingly slick and artificial product.”
“It is a Christmas story for everyone who is annoyed by the recurrence of cloyingly sentimental tales by Connie Willis on the Hugo ballot: Santa Claus as eldritch horror, combined with the ghost of future office politics.”
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