Etymology
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mushy (adj.)

1839, "soft, pulpy, like mush, without firmness," from mush (n.) + -y (2). Figurative sense of "sentimental" is by 1870; mush (n.) in a transferred sense of "sentimentality" is attested from 1908. Related: Mushiness.

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Definitions of mushy

mushy (adj.)
having the consistency of mush;
mushy (adj.)
effusively or insincerely emotional;
mushy effusiveness
Synonyms: bathetic / drippy / hokey / maudlin / mawkish / kitschy / schmaltzy / schmalzy / sentimental / sappy / soppy / soupy / slushy
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