June 12, 2014 - Word of the Day: mushy
The word "mushy" is an adjective that usually describes food that is soft, or too soft, which is not a good thing. "Mushy" is similar to the word "soggy."
- If you boil noodles for too long, they'll be mushy.
- The dinner we ordered at the hotel was terrible. The steak was tough, the potatoes were cold, and the asparagus was mushy.
- This fruit is old and mushy. I need to get some fresh fruit.
- If you use too much water when cooking rice, it turns out kind of mushy. Most people prefer rice that's firm and not too mushy.
- Some people like mushy food.
The rice is mushy.
To make a noun, add "ness" to the end of "mushy" and change the "y" to an "i." I don't recommend that you use "mushiness" because it's a fairly uncommon word, but this shows how you can go from one part of speech (an adjective that ends in "y") to another (a noun).
- The mushiness of the soggy toast made me want to gag, so I thew it away.
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