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"cloyingly"

For some reason, foodies have adopted this as a favorite word.  They say something is "cloyingly sweet" all the time, and I never really knew what it meant.  They use it in a context which I would take to mean 'too sweet', but the word itself sounds more like it's 'flirting with' or even subtly sweet.  So, finally I looked it up in my handy-dandy paper dictionary, and it means "causing disgust or aversion through excess."  Ah, ha!  Learn something new every day. 
PrincessAstrid PrincessAstrid 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2011

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So in layman's terms it means "sickeningly" as in "sickeningly sweet." Gotcha! I'll add this word to my vocabulary now that I know what it means......