mushy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj mushy effusively or insincerely emotional "a bathetic novel","maudlin expressions of sympathy","mushy effusiveness","a schmaltzy song","sentimental soap operas","slushy poetry"
    • adj mushy having the consistency of mush
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Mushy Soft like mush; figuratively, good-naturedly weak and effusive; weakly sentimental. "She 's not mushy , but her heart is tender."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mushy Like mush; soft; pulpy; without fiber or firmness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Mushy soft, pulpy
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. mash.

Usage

In literature:

As he ended the song, his eyes closed, imitating the old maid, something soft and mushy struck him on the breast of his white shirt.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
You cut the top off and sup the delicious mushy contents with a spoon.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
There's too much mushy sentiment.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
And I'm hardly settled behind the brass gate before Piddie is down on me with the old mushy-mouthed reproof.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
I'd seen Mr. Robert gazin' mushy at that picture of her, and I'd watched Miss Hampton when she was tellin' me about him.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
The butter was disgustingly soft and mushy.
"The Blunders of a Bashful Man" by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
But he just gazes at the slip of paper he's taken out and smiles mushy.
"Shorty McCabe on the Job" by Sewell Ford
Such mushy letters, too!
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Planet two, where the beacon was situated according to the old charts, was a mushy-looking, wet kind of globe.
"The Repairman" by Harry Harrison
I ask you, I ask any person who has got such a thing as a clear brain and is not simply a mushy sentimentalist, is what I say true?
"Possessed" by Cleveland Moffett
He was a handsome guy, all right, sickenin'ly so, with one of them soft, mushy faces and wavin' blonde hair.
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
Woe betide the tree with rotten heart wood or mushy anchorage!
"Through Our Unknown Southwest" by Agnes C. Laut
Be careful not to get mushy by over cooking.
"Civic League Cook Book" by Anonymous
No, don't say anything mushy.
"Making Money" by Owen Johnson
Mushy bones; mushy poetry; mush for breakfast, fried, stewed, and boiled.
"The Genial Idiot" by John Kendrick Bangs
Papa Cabot has always lived up to every cent he could make or inherit; but he's getting mushy and losing his grip.
"What Will People Say?" by Rupert Hughes
The stools are yellow, mushy, or greenish-yellow, stringy, mushy, with tenesmus.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
At sight of Emma, Sir William's heart melted to mushiness.
"Superwomen" by Albert Payson Terhune
Select ripe, soft pears, but not mushy.
"The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book" by Victor Hirtzler
The sky became a mushy gray, and later in the day the clouds oozed rain, then hail.
"When the Owl Cries" by Paul Bartlett
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In news:

She is 80 pounds of big, mushy, silly dog.
Great Britain has never had a reputation for great food—it is, after all, the nation where a dish called mushy peas is purportedly a good thing.
The outside turned out mushy and the inside was chewy.
Big Joe's Mushy Potatoes With Sour Cream & Chives .
Salem — David J "Mushi Mush " Gordon, age 58, of Salem, died at home, surrounded by his loving family, early Friday morning, October 5, 2012, following a brief battle with cancer.
Whitney Houston's last movie, 'Sparkle,' sputters amid mushy melodrama.
More sport fishermen are reporting catching mushy halibut.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says it is receiving more reports from sport fishermen that the halibut they are catching are mushy .
Fish and Game fields reports of mushy halibut.
Several of my ripening tomatoes have turned brown and mushy on the ends.
Big Joe's Mushy Potatoes With Sour Cream & Chives.
Those who know their Japanese cuisine prefer climbing Kaneyama, where you can experience this Pacific Rim aesthetic for a relative pittance in the form of Tobin-mushi, or "teapot soup" ($6.95).
Sardines become oily and mushy after just minutes left thawed in the heat.
It takes all types to make a world, including aged former hipsters who still feel warm and mushy about The Beatles.
SINGAPORE—Their affair started with her giving him a copy of the mushy memoir "Eat, Pray, Love".
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