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#209908 - 03/05/13 02:10 PM Overbearingly Nice
lyons Offline
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Looking for a word that describes when someone is being overbearingly nice to the point of having the adverse effect intended. i.e. Too complementary or consolidating.

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#209911 - 03/05/13 04:52 PM Re: Overbearingly Nice [Re: lyons]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Welcome!

Though probably not quite what you're looking for, the first word that comes to mind is "cloying".

There'll be more, I'm sure!
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#209912 - 03/05/13 05:25 PM Re: Overbearingly Nice [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
tsuwm Offline
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if you're thinking of false praise, there are lots to choose from; e.g., flattery, bootlicking, fawning, fulsomeness, ingratiation, jive, mush, obsequiousness, palaver, puffery, servility, sycophancy, toadyism, truckling, unctuousness, cajolery, flummery, hokum

there are several shades of flatterers therein - you should be able to find one to suit your purpose.

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#209913 - 03/05/13 06:10 PM Re: Overbearingly Nice [Re: lyons]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Originally Posted By: lyons
Looking for a word that describes when someone is being overbearingly nice to the point of having the adverse effect intended. i.e. Too complementary or consolidating.



WELCOME
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#209914 - 03/05/13 06:19 PM Re: Overbearingly Nice [Re: lyons]
tsuwm Offline
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>Too complementary or consolidating.

oops, I read that as condescending.. oh well, you can still work from my list.

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#209926 - 03/06/13 03:04 PM Re: Overbearingly Nice [Re: lyons]
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Overbearingly nice to meet you.

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