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Synonyms for cloying



Synonyms for cloying

overly sweet

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Glittery, synthetic looking icing with a cloying taste and badly executed snowflake design, gave way to a moist, fruit packed cake but with no discernible taste of alcohol.
Both are sweetened with Splenda but don't have the cloying, sweet aftertaste of Weight Watchers.
Clinton and Lieberman have proven that they can speak that cloying language, and as 2008 approaches they'll speak it more loudly than ever.
Add to this impression a folksy, hand-crafted look, and what might have been enviable charm begins to congeal--despite its attendant bells and whistles--into a cloying obsequiousness.
While overly earnest in places, the film is neither cloying nor excessively sentimental.
Novelist and playwright, Anthony Hope (of Prisoner of Zenda fame) was quite alone at the December 1904 premiere in reactively longing to invoke a little slaughter of the innocents, commenting with a shudder after sitting through three hours of fairies, baby-talk and cloying make-believe, "Oh, for an hour of Herod.
Charming and clever, never cloying, longtime fans and first time listeners will enjoy the ambiance and characters of this mystery.
And in the end, he dispenses with much of the romance of drinking, dives deeply into the temptation-filled grind of staying sober and the inevitability of "sound[ing] like a cloying self-help book," wisdom gained from learning that not dying from alcohol poisoning is the best revenge.
Reading Lolita in Tehran is not unlike the character of the country it describes: often intelligent and involving, as well as elegant, but still too often cloying and oppressive.
Her frank and sometimes cloying sentimentalism de-emphasizes the way this most popular American ritual inevitably reproduced social division and hierarchy as well as solidarity.
But parents who were recently spoiled by cross-over cartoon treats like Shrek and Ice Age will find the cloying tale heavy going.
And 13 subjects dropped out, citing trouble with the cloying regimen.
If you find fragrance too cloying or maybe suffer from allergic reactions, try spraying your favourite scent onto your hairbrush or hair accessories.
And apart from the occasional cloying sentence that owes more to journalism than to analysis, Bate's prose here is fresh and honest, and a model for academics wishing to write for a larger audience.
Equally stunning in movement, but almost cloying in its progression, was Japan's contribution to this Asian feast, the Jo Kanamori solo performed by Megumi Nakamura.