Definition of sugary in English:

sugary

Syllabification: sug·ar·y
Pronunciation: /ˈSHo͝ogərē
 
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adjective

  • 1Containing much sugar: energy-restoring, sugary drinks
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    • The Food Standards Agency said adverts for fast food outlets and sugary drinks are fuelling childhood obesity and sowing the seeds for future ill-health.
    • Compared to the average American diet, DASH is substantially lower in saturated fat, total fat and cholesterol, with fewer sweets, sugary drinks and red meat.
    • In addition, children from families who eat a lot of sugary foods and drink sweet liquids, who have a lot of cavities, and who do not go to the dentist very often are at risk for cavities.
    Synonyms
    sweet, sugared, sugar-coated, candied
  • 1.1Resembling or coated in sugar: a sugary texture
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    • For the last few years, during Keweenaw Week in August, the mine dump has been bulldozed for collectors, who have recovered a number of white to pink datolite nodules, many with a sugary texture.
    • Pan-toasting the raisins gives them a unique crusty, sugary texture; if using dried currants, skip step 1.
    • They suddenly appeared in antique shops in England in the 1970s; of a grainy, sugary texture, they probably come from Murano.
  • 1.2Excessively sentimental: sugary romance
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    • Before you turn the page, wondering why I've chosen such a dreadful piece of sugary sentimentalism for this week's painting, give Greuze's grieving girl a second glance.
    • But there has been a feeling among some that he may have allowed sugary sentiment to cloud his judgment about players' grumbles over their guidance.
    • You're very into the sensitive, sugary stuff that sentiments are made of.
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Derivatives

sugariness

noun
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  • The sugariness of the potato mingled quite comfortably with the fresh shrimp, and overall this was a memorable dish that worked the sweet/salty crossover with style.
  • There's a moistness to the cake and a welcome salty edge to the marzipan that cuts through the sugariness.
  • Floral and herbal notes lingered on the finish, reminiscent of a fine Japanese green tea, alongside a sugariness closer to refined sugar or syrup rather than the usual caramel/toffee flavour.

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