sugary

Something that's literally sugary is extremely sweet, like a sugary root beer float. If something is figuratively sugary, it's overly sentimental.

Candy corn, soft drinks, and jelly beans are all sugary — and so is the sappy Valentine's Day card your sister wrote to her crush. The adjective sugary comes from sugar, an English word that, unusually, traces its origin back to Sanskrit. Sugar comes from sharkara, "ground or candied sugar."

Definitions of sugary
  1. adjective
    containing sugar
    “he eats too much sugary food”
    Synonyms:
    candied, sugar-coated
    encrusted with sugar or syrup
    honeyed, honied, syrupy
    with honey added
    honeylike
    resembling honey
    sugared, sweet, sweet-flavored, sweetened
    with sweetening added
    sweet
    (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content
    sweet
    having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar
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    Antonyms:
    nonsweet, sugarless
    not containing sugar
    unsugared
    with no sugar added
    unsweetened
    not made sweet
    dry
    (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
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