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mushy

You might use the adjective mushy to describe an overripe banana or a tear-jerker of a commercial. Either way, it describes something soft.

Mushy is a good word for talking about something that's doughy or pulpy, whether it's a hunk of modeling clay or your out-of-shape belly. Another way to use mushy is to mean sticky and sentimental, like a mushy love scene in a terrible movie or a mushy greeting card. Either way, the word comes from mush, or porridge, which originated from mash, or "soft mixture."

Definitions of mushy
  1. adjective
    having the consistency of mush
    Synonyms:
    soft
    yielding readily to pressure or weight
  2. adjective
    effusively or insincerely emotional
    mushy effusiveness”
    synonyms: bathetic, drippy, hokey, kitschy, maudlin, mawkish, sappy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, slushy, soppy, soupy
    emotional
    of more than usual emotion
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