mush·y (mŭshē, mshē)
adj. mush·i·er, mush·i·est
1. Resembling mush in consistency or firmness; soft: ate mushy food after her tooth was pulled.
2. Excessively tender or romantic; sentimental. See Synonyms at sentimental.
3. Poorly defined; indistinct or blurry: "The young man drew his head back slowly, as if adjusting a mushy focus" (Rosemary Mahoney).
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