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mushy adj
1 having the consistency of mush
2 effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressons of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry" [syn: bathetic, drippy, hokey, maudlin, mawkish, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, slushy] [also: mushiest, mushier]

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  1. resembling or having the consistency of mush; semi-liquid, pasty, or granular
    I don't especially like mushy oatmeal.
  2. soft; squishy
    The brake pedal is mushy sometimes when I step on it.
  3. overly sappy, corny, or cheesy
    Skip the mushy, romantic scenes and get to the action.

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*Spanish: blando, pastoso

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