Adjective "Mushy" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Soft and pulpy.
  1. 'Eat astringent persimmons only after they turn soft and mushy and have developed full color.'
  2. 'Fry potatoes in butter until they are soft but not mushy and nicely browned.'
  3. 'Check the quality, rejecting any soft or mushy bulbs or any that show signs of rot or mildew.'
  4. 'If the leaves appear soft or mushy, they may have been overwatered and are not likely to survive after being transplanted.'
  5. 'The meat was flavorful and juicy, the vegetables well-seasoned and not mushy, the masa casing tender and tasty, and all this was wonderfully brought to life by that spicy condiment.'
  6. 'Keep tasting it - the rice should be soft but not mushy.'
  7. 'The meat should be firm to the touch, not soft or mushy.'
  8. 'Add tomatoes and stew for about 5 minutes until soft but not mushy.'
  9. 'The soup is a thick, brown broth with bits of fish and mushy vegetables.'
  10. 'When cooking them in stews, add them towards the end so they don't go soft and mushy.'
Excessively sentimental.
  1. 'Then suddenly, when the card-shops decide to boost their sales, we get all mushy and sentimental.'
  2. 'No matter how long it had been since my last relationship, I didn't want to jump straight to the mushy, lovey-dovey stuff.'
  3. 'Nice to see I'm not the only one who gets all mushy and sappy despite my reputation for sober and cynical thinking.'
  4. 'I know he doesn't like it when I get too mushy or sentimental but it's hard to contain my excitement sometimes.'
  5. 'However, when the film's producer does spend three minutes on some romantic mushy angle of the story, this should not be the cue for yawning, snoring or standing up and stretching one's legs.'


1. resembling mush; pulpy.

2. Informal. overly emotional or sentimental: mushy love letters.

More examples(as adjective)

"peas can be mushy."

"people can be mushy."

"foods can be mushy."

"brakes can be mushy."

"vegetables can be mushy."

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