When you say that something is syrupy, what you mean is that it is too sweet. It is rather sentimental. In other words, you dislike it. The word is mostly used to show disapproval.

Examples: Girls generally go gaga over syrupy love stories. * I hate it when they make books into movies. The movie always turns out to be syrupy. * The lyrics of this song are rather syrupy.

Source: S. Upendran, The Hindu ‘Know Your English’ Series, February 20, 2006


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