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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Cloy \Cloy\ (kloi), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cloyed (kloid); p. pr.
& vb. n. Cloying.] [OE. cloer to nail up, F. clouer, fr.
OF. clo nail, F. clou, fr. L. clavus nail. Cf. 3d Clove.]
1. To fill or choke up; to stop up; to clog. [Obs.]
The duke's purpose was to have cloyed the harbor by
sinking ships, laden with stones. --Speed.
2. To glut, or satisfy, as the appetite; to satiate; to fill
to loathing; to surfeit.
[Who can] cloy the hungry edge of appetite
By bare imagination of a feast? --Shak.
He sometimes cloys his readers instead of
3. To penetrate or pierce; to wound.
Which, with his cruel tusk, him deadly cloyed.
He never shod horse but he cloyed him. --Bacon.
4. To spike, as a cannon. [Obs.] --Johnson.
5. To stroke with a claw. [Obs.] --Shak.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: overly sweet [syn: cloying, saccharine, syrupy,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
63 Moby Thesaurus words for "cloying":
bad, barfy, bathetic, beery, brackish, cloysome, fetid, filling,
foul, fulsome, gooey, gushing, high, icky, jading, luscious,
maggoty, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, namby-pamby, nasty, nauseant,
nauseating, nauseous, noisome, nostalgic, nostomanic, noxious,
offensive, overfilling, overripe, oversentimental,
oversentimentalized, oversweet, poisonous, rancid, rank,
rebarbative, rich, romantic, rotten, saccharine, sappy, satiating,
sating, satisfying, sentimental, sentimentalized, sickening,
sickly-sweet, sloppy, soft, spoiled, sticky, stinking, surfeiting,
tear-jerking, teary, vile, vomity, weevily, yucky
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