Definition of soppy in English:

soppy

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɒpi
 
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adjective (soppier, soppiest)

British informal
1Self-indulgently sentimental: I look at babies with a soppy smile on my face
More example sentences
  • I come clean in admitting I am a soppy sentimentalist at heart.
  • And with that unfocused and slightly soppy sentiment, I'm off to bed.
  • If you're soppy and sentimental you may like it; but otherwise, I wouldn't bother.
Synonyms
2Lacking spirit and strength of character; feeble: my little sisters were too soppy for our adventurous games
More example sentences
  • Some story threads are underdeveloped, and Emily's soppy character is wisely ditched early on.
  • I feel it is very insulting to be treated as a silly, soppy older woman.
Synonyms
silly, foolish, soft, feeble, namby-pamby, cowardly, spineless
informal sissy, sissified, drippy, wimpish, wimpy, weedy, daft
British informal wet

Origin

early 19th century (in the sense 'soaked with water'): from sop + -y1.

Derivatives

soppily

adverb
More example sentences
  • Abdul, whom I also mentioned in my last post, has daughters of around three and five, and is soppily in love with both of them; I can't believe he wants them to be killed in any way.
  • Wilde's biting dialogue is the perfect antidote to the sentimentality that a film about love, secrets and betrayal can so rarely avoid, but you'll still find yourself smiling soppily in the darkness.
  • The lovestruck animals immediately gave up their nest-hopping and turned soppily monogamous, becoming doting and inseparable partners.

soppiness

noun
More example sentences
  • The spaghetti and cheese soaked up a lot of the soppiness of the sauce, but it was still soupier than it should have been.
  • Warning: when it happens, there will be soppiness.
  • Apologies for the overt soppiness of this tone.

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