Definition of Gushy

1. Adjective. Extravagantly demonstrative. "Write unrestrained and gushy poetry"

Exact synonyms: Effusive, Gushing
Similar to: Demonstrative
Derivative terms: Gush



Definition of Gushy

1. Adjective. Characteristic of a speech conducted in an effusive manner, and often pronounced with exceeding emotion. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gushy

1. overly sentimental [adj GUSHIER, GUSHIEST] : GUSHILY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gushy

gusher
gushers
gushes
gushest
gusheth
gushfest
gushier
gushiest
gushily
gushiness
gushinesses
gushing
gushing(a)
gushingly
gusht
gushy (current term)
gusla
guslar
guslars
guslas
gusle
gusles
gusli
guslis
gusset
gusset plate
gusseted
gusseting
gussetless
gussets

Literary usage of Gushy

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1. The Complete Mother Goose by Ethel Franklin Betts (1909)
"gushy Goto bonny. USHY cow bonny, Let down thy milk, And I will give thee a gown of silk; A gown of silk and a silver tee, If thou wilt let down thy milk to ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Displaying or characterized by gush ; effusively sentimental: as, a gushy description. [Colloq. and contemptuous.] 2. With extravagant display of sentiment ..."

3. Social Silhouettes by George William Erskine Russell (1906)
"But there is gushy ; he, I know, would have liked it. I must say I feel for gushy; his books only selling half what they did, and then thrown over in this ..."

4. Sir Wm. S. Gilbert: A Study in Modern Satire; a Handbook on Gilbert and the by Isaac Goldberg (1913)
"The gushy Caroline, her gloomy brother, the crafty colonel, plus poor Tom in the vortex of all the complications that beset him, form a vehicle for ..."

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