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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The state of being full of or smelling of the watery fluid that circulates through a plant; Also: The state of being excessively sentimental; The state of being silly or foolish.

Usage examples (34)
  • As we’ve come to expect, the teenage sappiness is occasionally cut with rather more adult self-pitying wallow.
  • I am blessed with the same rich love, and totally understand your "sappiness".
  • Hearing conversations afterward, the "sappiness" to the movie was not a plus.
  • Just a brief moment of sappiness, I promise → for more
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