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Wordnet 3.0


1. overly sweet;
[syn: cloying, saccharine, syrupy, treacly]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cloy \Cloy\ (kloi), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cloyed (kloid); p. pr. & vb. n. Cloying.] [OE. cloer to nail up, F. clouer, fr. OF. clo nail, F. clou, fr. L. clavus nail. Cf. 3d Clove.] 1. To fill or choke up; to stop up; to clog. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The duke's purpose was to have cloyed the harbor by sinking ships, laden with stones. --Speed. [1913 Webster] 2. To glut, or satisfy, as the appetite; to satiate; to fill to loathing; to surfeit. [1913 Webster] [Who can] cloy the hungry edge of appetite By bare imagination of a feast? --Shak. [1913 Webster] He sometimes cloys his readers instead of satisfying. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To penetrate or pierce; to wound. [1913 Webster] Which, with his cruel tusk, him deadly cloyed. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] He never shod horse but he cloyed him. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 4. To spike, as a cannon. [Obs.] --Johnson. [1913 Webster] 5. To stroke with a claw. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cloying adj 1: overly sweet [syn: cloying, saccharine, syrupy, treacly]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

63 Moby Thesaurus words for "cloying": bad, barfy, bathetic, beery, brackish, cloysome, fetid, filling, foul, fulsome, gooey, gushing, high, icky, jading, luscious, maggoty, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, namby-pamby, nasty, nauseant, nauseating, nauseous, noisome, nostalgic, nostomanic, noxious, offensive, overfilling, overripe, oversentimental, oversentimentalized, oversweet, poisonous, rancid, rank, rebarbative, rich, romantic, rotten, saccharine, sappy, satiating, sating, satisfying, sentimental, sentimentalized, sickening, sickly-sweet, sloppy, soft, spoiled, sticky, stinking, surfeiting, tear-jerking, teary, vile, vomity, weevily, yucky