1) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n Sugary food or drink contains a lot of sugar.

Sugary canned drinks rot your teeth.

...sugary tea.

2) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you describe a film or piece of music as sugary, you mean that it is sentimental and insincere.

The programme seemed false and sugary, and the characters smug.

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