from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Soaked; sopping.
- adj. Rainy.
- adj. Sentimental; maudlin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Very wet; sodden, soaked
- adj. sentimental, maudlin, bathetic
- adj. schmaltzy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Soaked or saturated with liquid or moisture; very wet or sloppy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wet; soaked; abounding in moisture: as, a soppy day.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. effusively or insincerely emotional
- adj. wet through and through; thoroughly wet
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It reminded me of an old Patty Loveless song, “Handful of Dust,” which is kind of soppy, but fairly accurate:
You might think this a bit uncharacteristically 'soppy' but several Rotarians had been acting as stewards and thought that I'd been pushing an empty pram around as a stunt.
The thing with her is that she has such a characterful voice but it often comes across as twee with the kind of soppy or poppy songs she sings.
Though a fashionable resort in those days when any seaside town was a possible future Brighton, Lymington is never likely to become crowded with visitors again, but artists find many good studies on the river and in the town and even on the "soppy" flats themselves, and there are salt baths at high tide for those unconventional holiday-makers who favour the place.
You've clearly learnt to rely on yourself and seem to fear any kind of soppy dependence on others.
There are a lot of ways a music forum dedicated to great pop music could have addressed the passing of the 'King of Pop' without having to tread into 'soppy' territory.
Certain 'soppy' events in the anime are replaced by a more violent and harsher reality.
Not soppy, realistic and there is a powerful message there about the nature of love/friendship.
Well, no, not really, Hubby was all soppy with admiration for my hard work.
There is always a point, in any great hunting party, when you begin to feel a bit soppy about the fox.