Definition of soupy in English:

soupy

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Pronunciation: /ˈsuːpi
 
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adjective (soupier, soupiest)

1Having the appearance or consistency of soup: a soupy stew
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  • If you're using stock, bring it to the boil in a pan with the split peas, ears and onions, and then simmer until the peas are soft and cooked to a thick soupy consistency.
  • Mix the grout to a soupy consistency, and pour it onto the counters.
  • Most of the other meals are priced around $10, with the exception of some seafood specialties, like parihuela, a soupy stew full of mussels, shrimp, squid and fish that's similar to bouillabaisse.
1.1(Of the air or climate) humid: a soupy July morning the soupy air
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  • The day began with a Biblical downpour, and concludes with the same; in between, a blaring sun and soupy air.
  • The languid, soupy air mass surrounded us and wrapped us in its stifling grip.
  • The air is warm and soupy and prickles my shoulders as I wait.
1.2 informal Mawkishly sentimental: soupy nostalgia
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  • At a time when they were still singing soupy Victorian hymns in churches, this choir performed relatively modem music.
  • Inevitably, however, the movie does not have the courage of its cynical convictions and in the final reel reverts to a soupy and unconvincing idealism about the system's essential decency.
  • I was genuinely excited by it in a way that I hadn't been by the soupy mess of the last couple of episodes.

Derivatives

soupily

adverb
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  • I found him hunkered with his nightmares in the soupily humid town of Bangor, in the American State of Maine.
  • It is a soupily warm Friday afternoon in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, on the day the Olympic torch reaches the former host city, en route to Athens.
  • The audience expected a laugh and I gave it to them, gliding up and down on the strings, playing the slow parts soupily and with mock solemnity, then dashing away hectically in the fast stuff.

soupiness

noun
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  • A quick jolt in the microwave will restore its soft unctuousness, even if its soupiness is gone.
  • Yellow corn tends to thicken the dish a lot, while white corn gives a certain soupiness that I prefer.
  • I didn't really notice either the coolness or the dampness or the soupiness this dark, foggy morning.

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