Cloying



[kloi-ing] /ˈklɔɪ ɪŋ/

adjective
1.
causing or tending to cause disgust or aversion through excess:
a perfume of cloying sweetness.
2.
overly ingratiating or sentimental.
[kloi] /klɔɪ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to weary by an excess of food, sweetness, pleasure, etc.; surfeit; satiate.
verb (used without object)
2.
to become uninteresting or distasteful through overabundance:
A diet of cake and candy soon cloys.
/ˈklɔɪɪŋ/
adjective
1.
initially pleasurable or sweet but wearying in excess
/klɔɪ/
verb
1.
to make weary or cause weariness through an excess of something initially pleasurable or sweet
adj.

1640s, present participle adjective from cloy (v.). Related: Cloyingly; cloyingness.
v.

“weary by too much, fill to loathing, surfeit,” 1520s, from Middle English cloyen “hinder movement, encumber” (late 14c.), a shortening of accloyen (early 14c.), from Old French encloer “to fasten with a nail, grip, grasp,” figuratively “to hinder, check, stop, curb,” from Late Latin inclavare “drive a nail into a horse’s foot when shoeing,” from Latin clavus “a nail” (see slot (n.2)).

Accloye is a hurt that cometh of shooing, when a Smith driveth a nail in the quick, which make him to halt. [Edward Topsell, “The History of Four-footed Beasts,” 1607]

The figurative meaning “fill to a satiety, overfill” is attested for accloy from late 14c. Related: Cloyed; cloying.

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