treacle :

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  • n  a pale cane syrup
  • n  writing or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental

  • On the Web, cuddly bunnies and kittens have gone way beyond Hallmark treacle.
  • Once they smeared treacle (molasses) on the bell rope and the whole school rapturously watched Principal Hoxton grab it.
  • I've met Joe McBride, and I respect the heck out of him; but nothing in this treacle pudding of a film makes me cry, except in despair, and that's that.

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