Definition of sugary in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃʊɡ(ə)ri/


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.
sweet, sugared, oversweet, sickly, sickly sweet
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.
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.



Pronunciation: /ˈʃʊɡ(ə)rɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • 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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