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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcloyingcloy‧ing /ˈklɔɪ-ɪŋ/ adjective  1 ANNOYa cloying attitude or quality annoys you because it is too sweet or nice cloying sentimentality2 SICK/VOMITcloying food or smells are sweet and make you feel sick the thick cloying smell of cheap perfumesee thesaurus at sweetcloyingly adverb
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cloyingThe novel's plot is interesting, but the dialogue is just too cloying.As a pie filling it is rich and dark without the cloying and heavy qualities of mincemeat.This cloying commercial clamour had the New Zealand public wound up.There was a cloying fusty smell rising from below, like drying clothes.I got up, thick-headed, with a cloying mouth.These deep colours have an oppressiveness which is neither cloying nor mournful but richly potent.the cloying smell of cheap perfume

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