Variant of cloy
transitive verb, intransitive verb
to surfeit, or make weary or displeased, by too much of something, esp. something sweet, rich, etc.
Origin: aphetic ; from Middle English acloien, to hamper, harm, obstruct ; from Old French encloyer, to fasten with a nail, hinder ; from clou, a nail ; from Classical Latin clavus, nail: see close
- cloyingly adverb