noun — [tree-kuhl]
definition: lit-British word for “molasses”; the syrup remaining after sugar is crystallized out of cane or beet juice . fig-contrived or unrestrained sentimentality, cloying speech or flattery.
Multitudes of children raised on a treacly diet of seeker-sensitive religion have grown up to associate the label evangelical with superficiality.
Phil Johnson, The Neo-Liberal Stealth Offensive