Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characterized by or containing sugar.
  • adjective Tasting or looking like sugar.
  • adjective Excessively or cloyingly sweet.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resembling sugar in appearance or properties; containing or composed of sugar; sweet; sometimes, excessively or offensively sweet.
  • Fond of sugar or of sweet things: as, sugary palates.
  • Sweet in a figurative sense; honeyed; alluring; sometimes, deceitful.
  • noun An establishment where sugar is made; a sugar-house.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Resembling or containing sugar; tasting of sugar; sweet.
  • adjective Fond of sugar or sweet things.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of food, drink, etc, containing or covered with a large amount of sugar
  • adjective Of behavior, exaggeratedly sweet and pleasant, often to the point of aversion.

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

  • adjective containing sugar

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

sugar +‎ -y

Examples

  • As Halloween rolls gustily around the corner, some of us might wax nostalgic for the hallowed eves of yore -- when we ate our weight in sugary sweets, dressed up in uncomfortable costumes and listened to stories that we knew would give us nightmares.

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  • Cut the calories you are consuming in sugary beverages, says registered dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner.

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  • As Halloween rolls gustily around the corner, some of us might wax nostalgic for the hallowed eves of yore -- when we ate our weight in sugary sweets, dressed up in uncomfortable costumes and listened to stories that we knew would give us nightmares.

    13 Haunted Campuses (PHOTOS)

  • As Halloween rolls gustily around the corner, some of us might wax nostalgic for the hallowed eves of yore -- when we ate our weight in sugary sweets, dressed up in uncomfortable costumes and listened to stories that we knew would give us nightmares.

    13 Haunted Campuses (PHOTOS)

  • Do we feel bad because indulging in sugary goodness is not good for our physical well-being?

    Pink Sin

  • Do we feel bad because indulging in sugary goodness is not good for our physical well-being?

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  • For the salad recipe I add two large pinches of sugar, just a bit to allow onions to give up their sharpness and to mellow in sugary juices.

    Email from my friend V regarding potatoes...

  • For the salad recipe I add two large pinches of sugar, just a bit to allow onions to give up their sharpness and to mellow in sugary juices.

    Seattle Bon Vivant:

  • For the salad recipe I add two large pinches of sugar, just a bit to allow onions to give up their sharpness and to mellow in sugary juices.

    Email from my friend V regarding potatoes...

  • Colombia, ruled by military and social dictator General Gustavo Rojas Pinilla, played down the true events and Velasco’s vastly publicized story had a certain sugary taste.

    Archive 2006-07-01

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