Definition of mushy in English:

mushy

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌʃi
 
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adjective (mushier, mushiest)

1Soft and pulpy: mushy vegetables
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  • Then the accompanying bouillon, a spicy broth scented with chilli and cumin with the customary soft, but not mushy, root vegetables and a sprinkling of firm, floury chickpeas.
  • Keep tasting it - the rice should be soft but not mushy.
  • When the rice is done, and that is when it's soft but not mushy, stir in the honey, chili paste and bacon.
Synonyms
informal gooey, gloopy
British informal squidgy
rare pulpous
2 informal Excessively sentimental: a mushy film
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  • Unfortunately, it seems as if he has a compulsion to negate those brilliant pieces by introducing ill advised mushy sentimentality.
  • I know he doesn't like it when I get too mushy or sentimental but it's hard to contain my excitement sometimes.
  • Then suddenly, when the card-shops decide to boost their sales, we get all mushy and sentimental.
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Derivatives

mushily

adverb
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  • I even smiled at the sight of David and Isabella dancing and beaming mushily at each other.

mushiness

noun
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  • I feel the dryness of paper and the mushiness of banana peels and the roughness of dried bread as I rummage through the trash.
  • The steak (called bistec a la plancha) turned out to be a featureless sliced fillet, and my order of halibut wrapped in hoja santa leaves was steamed into a state of vapid mushiness.
  • Currants and mint give the rice-stuffed grape leaves a sweet, bright flavor rather than their characteristic one-note mushiness.

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