adjective (gushier; -est) Date: 1845 marked by effusive sentimentality • gushily adverbgushiness noun

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  • gushy — adj. 1. extravagantly demonstrative; gushing[2]; as, to write unrestrained and gushy poetry. Syn: effusive, emotional, gushing(prenominal). [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gushy — index loquacious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • gushy — 1845, from GUSH (Cf. gush) in the metaphoric sense + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Gushily; gushiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • gushy — ► ADJECTIVE (gushier, gushiest) ▪ excessively effusive …   English terms dictionary

  • gushy — [gush′ē] adj. gushier, gushiest given to or characterized by gush; effusive gushily adv. gushiness n …   English World dictionary

  • gushy — gushily, adv. gushiness, n. /gush ee/, adj., gushier, gushiest. given to or marked by excessively effusive talk, behavior, etc. [1835 45; GUSH + Y1] Syn. emotional, enthusiastic, unrestrained, demonstrative, unreserved. * * * …   Universalium

  • gushy — adjective Characteristic of a speech conducted in an effusive manner, and often pronounced with exceeding emotion. See Also: gushiness, gushily …   Wiktionary

  • gushy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj., informal, sentimental, maudlin, mushy. See feeling. Ant., restrained. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Affectedly or extravagantly emotional: bathetic, maudlin, mawkish, romantic, sentimental,… …   English dictionary for students

  • gushy — gush·y || gʌʃɪ adj. flowing, streaming, pouring forth; sentimental, effusive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gushy — adjective (gushier, gushiest) excessively effusive. Derivatives gushily adverb gushiness noun …   English new terms dictionary

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