sugary

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sugary containing sugar "he eats too much sugary food"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sugary Fond of sugar or sweet things; as, a sugary palate.
    • Sugary Resembling or containing sugar; tasting of sugar; sweet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sugary Resembling sugar in appearance or properties; containing or composed of sugar; sweet; sometimes, excessively or offensively sweet.
    • sugary Fond of sugar or of sweet things: as, sugary palates.
    • sugary Sweet in a figurative sense; honeyed; alluring; sometimes, deceitful.
    • n sugary An establishment where sugar is made; a sugar-house.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sugary sweetened with, tasting of, or like sugar: fond of sweets
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. sucre—Sp. azucar—Ar. assokhar—Pers. shakar—Sans. carkarā, sugar, orig. grains of sand, applied to sugar because occurring in grains.

Usage

In literature:

When sugary, take from the fire, and stir until almost hard; then roll in little balls, and put on a buttered plate.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
He hunted for sugary dainties such as Marie loved.
"Married Life" by May Edginton
Marriage is the only worm in the bud of Mrs. Johnson's life, and her laugh has a snap to it even if it is not very sugary sweet.
"The Melting of Molly" by Maria Thompson Daviess
Marriage is the only worm in the bud of Mrs. Johnson's life, and her laugh has a snap to it even if it is not very sugary sweet.
"The Melting of Molly" by Maria Thompson Daviess
Tot's mouth watered for its sugary delights.
"Connor Magan's Luck and Other Stories" by M. T. W.
Or, if they had any existence in this case, they must have been called into it by Vyvian's sugary periods.
"The Lee Shore" by Rose Macaulay
Dinner passed over, and the fruity port and sugary sherry soon usurped the places that stick-jaw pudding and cheese had occupied.
"Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour" by R. S. Surtees
Alcohol can be made from anything of a starchy, sugary or woody nature, that is, from the main substance of all vegetation.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
Only, of course, Patrick did not know he had the sugary fellow.
"The Story of a Candy Rabbit" by Laura Lee Hope
When we reached the hotel again our old hostess bustled up, more sugary than ever.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
It keeps up the reputation of my sugary.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
If it's bad, say so like a man: don't put the poor wretch off with the usual sugary criticism.
"The Gay Adventure" by Richard Bird
He always spoke in the same deliberate, well-chiseled, polite way, whether his words were sugary or venomous.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 13" by Various
If a sugary crust is wanted, sprinkle the top with sugar before the cake is baked.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
If it crumbles and is sugary, add half a cup or more hot water, melt, boil again, and try as before.
"Ethel Morton and the Christmas Ship" by Mabell S. C. Smith
All the starches from vegetables have, as the end products of their digestion, various forms of sugary material.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
And then our bounder began, in his sugary deprecating voice.
"Sea and Sardinia" by D. H. Lawrence
They have all the rich, aromatic, sugary, and brisk flavor, which is called the Reinette flavor.
"American Pomology" by J. A. Warder
There is a sugary water which under the action of the yeast becomes an alcoholic water.
"Marvels of Scientific Invention" by Thomas W. Corbin
You're too sugary; you'll melt!
"Frédérique; vol. 1" by Charles Paul de Kock
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In news:

We like to reward ourselves with the creamy, sugary, refreshing treat.
To fight obesity the focus is on junk food and sugary drinks.
Study found those who consumed more sodium also drank more sugary beverages.
Often sugary or creamy, holiday drinks can taste more like liquid dessert than balanced cocktails.
Turns out, the bees couldn't resist the sugary waste being processed by a nearby biogas plant.
I had too much coffee this morning, which made me shaky and in turn, left me craving something sugary.
Howard bans distribution of sugary drinks on county property.
Ban on selling sugary beverages in county buildings helps create a healthy culture.
There are no plans for that, city health department officials said, adding in a statement that while studies show that sugary drinks are "a key driver of the obesity epidemic," alcohol is not.
Ban on selling sugary beverages in county buildings helps create a healthy culture.
This tasty lunch is packed with protein and filling enough to prevent any sugary snack cravings later in the day.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposes to ban the sale of large sugary drinks.
New York City residents might be in for a shock if Mayor Michael Bloomberg follows through on his proposed ban of sugary drinks with more than 16-ounces in eateries.
How do you feel about a possible ban on large, sugary drinks.
They'll then send the sugary loot to soldiers overseas.
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