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Definition of "sugary" [sug•ar•y]

  • Characterized by or containing sugar: sugary foods. (adjective)
  • Tasting or looking like sugar. (adjective)
  • Excessively or cloyingly sweet: sugary compliments; a sugary smile. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sugary" in a sentence
  • "As Halloween rolls gustily around the corner, some of us might wax nostalgic for the hallowed eves of yore -- when we ate our weight in sugary sweets, dressed up in uncomfortable costumes and listened to stories that we knew would give us nightmares."
  • "Cut the calories you are consuming in sugary beverages, says registered dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner."
  • "Do we feel bad because indulging in sugary goodness is not good for our physical well-being?"