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sopping wet

Totally soaked, drenched, or covered in some liquid, especially water. Hyphenated if used before a noun. Quick, come in out of that rain before you get sopping wet! You want to dip the bread into the egg mixture until it is sopping wet, then quickly put it on the hot skillet. I got out of my sopping-wet clothes and wrapped up in a dry, fluffy towel.
See also: sopping, wet


Overly maudlin or sentimental; having or showing excessive tender or sad emotions. He got fame and fortune from his soppy love songs, but he isn't given enough credit for his talent as a songwriter and musician. My uncle always gets a bit soppy when he's been drinking, blubbering on about how much he loves his family and so on.

sopping (wet)

and soppy
mod. alcohol intoxicated. (see also wet.) After about six beers, Ralph found himself a little soppy.
See also: sopping, wet


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In fact, they all tend to merge into a single, soppy blur of sugary sentimentality, with only the barest hint of spice.
Upon viewing her works, Huck Finn naively echoes his hosts' reverence for Emmeline's maudlin elegies of deceased neighbors and her soppy crayon drawings of young ladies in mourning.