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#209908 - 03/05/13 02:10 PM Overbearingly Nice
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.
#209911 - 03/05/13 04:52 PM Re: Overbearingly Nice [Re: lyons]
Though probably not quite what you're looking for, the first word that comes to mind is "cloying".
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#209912 - 03/05/13 05:25 PM Re: Overbearingly Nice [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
Loc: this too shall pass
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.
#209913 - 03/05/13 06:10 PM Re: Overbearingly Nice [Re: lyons]
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Originally Posted By: lyonsLooking 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.
----please, draw me a sheep----
#209914 - 03/05/13 06:19 PM Re: Overbearingly Nice [Re: lyons]
Loc: this too shall pass
>Too complementary or consolidating.
oops, I read that as condescending.. oh well, you can still work from my list.
#209926 - 03/06/13 03:04 PM Re: Overbearingly Nice [Re: lyons]
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
Overbearingly nice to meet you.
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