from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Marked by excessive displays of sentiment or enthusiasm.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Characteristic of a speech conducted in an effusive manner, and often pronounced with exceeding emotion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. extravagantly demonstrative; gushing{2}.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Displaying or characterized by gush; effusively sentimental: as, a gushy description.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. extravagantly demonstrative


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  • He has produced an evenly written text, not at all "gushy" - there is even a smattering of judicious criticism. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The Magicians and Mrs Quent by Galen Beckett thats actually the "gushy" short version of Memory's review.

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  • But for the most part, it's just this really, really wet, kind of gushy snow.

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  • Aaron's essays are often a little 'gushy' for my taste, but I liked this one quite a bit.


  • Don't be "gushy" and kiddish, but just facts and businesslike about everything

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  • On Mother's Day I received a "gushy" card, which I returned with a note saying how much I would have loved the card - if I had felt it was sincere.


  • However, even if you believe this one is worthy but too "gushy," it would have to be explained why other articles are entitled to highlight their subjects achievements.

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  • Don't apologize -- you weren't anywhere near "gushy".

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  • Since it takes a certain amount of work and self-review to do a journal strip, they're more thoughtful and not usually as "gushy" as someone spilling their thoughts out in text.


  • It was very nicely done, and I was sold on the "gushy" music, too! News


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