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#209908 - 03/05/13 07:10 PM Overbearingly Nice  
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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.

#209911 - 03/05/13 09:52 PM Re: Overbearingly Nice [Re: lyons]  
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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 10:25 PM Re: Overbearingly Nice [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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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.

#209913 - 03/05/13 11:10 PM Re: Overbearingly Nice [Re: lyons]  
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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 11:19 PM Re: Overbearingly Nice [Re: lyons]  
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>Too complementary or consolidating.

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

#209926 - 03/06/13 08:04 PM Re: Overbearingly Nice [Re: lyons]  
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Overbearingly nice to meet you.


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