February 5, 2010

treacle

trea•cle

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.

example usage:

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


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