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    Question Re: word!

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    "This cake is too sweet. It makes me feel nauseous."
    Is it right to say the cake is "nauseating"?

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    It doesn't imply as much nausea as you seem to feel :) but you can say, "I've spoiled my appetite [by eating something sweet]." Mothers busy cooking the evening meal might scold children who reach for the cookie jar with, "Don't eat that now! You'll spoil your appetite."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delmobile View Post
    It doesn't imply as much nausea as you seem to feel :) but you can say, "I've spoiled my appetite [by eating something sweet]." Mothers busy cooking the evening meal might scold children who reach for the cookie jar with, "Don't eat that now! You'll spoil your appetite."


    "To spoil the appetite" - thanks!!
    I feel that nausea implies more to the feeling of puking because of eating so much, right?

    How about some word that may refer to the food, the food the caused you to spoil your appetite?

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    I don't know of a single word that refers to that quality specifically. Food that has a lot of fat and sugar, or even just fat, can be called "rich." "Oh, just cut me a small slice of that cheesecake. It's delicious, but it's so rich I can only eat a tiny piece."

    However, eating a bag full of lemon drops might well spoil your appetite for a meal, but you couldn't call lemon drops "rich."

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    I saw this word cloy. Do you use this in reference to food or what?

    I saw this line : "The oysters are cloying."
    - it's from a tongue twister I believe...

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    I've only heard cloying used in the sense of too sweet, whether food or something else ("her manner was cloying") but this may be just the work you are looking for.

    cloy - definition of cloy by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delmobile View Post
    I've only heard cloying used in the sense of too sweet, whether food or something else ("her manner was cloying") but this may be just the work you are looking for.

    cloy - definition of cloy by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    I think so, thanks!

    How can one's manner cloy? Is it by overdoing it?

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