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      cloy v.
      embafar

      embafar v.
      cloy

      cloying adj.
      embafador, embafós

      embafador adj.
      cloying

      embafós adj.
      cloying

      Teníem això:
      embafós
      adj rich / stodgy

      Però veig que la correspondència entre coy i embafar és completa.

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        Linda Oxnard added a comment -

        I remember this coming up before so I did a search of my email. Here are the main points from the thread about 'embafós' from 2006:

        Margarita suggested the entry 'embafós' with the English equivalent 'sickly sweet'.

        Jaume commented: Una cosa embafosa o embafadora no és necessàriament dolça. Mireu la definició d'embafar:

        embafar
        v tr 1 Una menja o una beguda llevar l'apetit (d'algú), carregar-li l'estómac, per l'excés de dolçor, de greix o d'espessor.
        2 fig Enutjar, una cosa, per l'excés d'artifici o la insistència.

        Linda responded: Perhaps 'rich' and 'stodgy' might be good choices here. Segons l'OALD:

        rich
        containing a lot of fat, butter, eggs, etc. and making you feel full quickly: a rich creamy sauce, a rich chocolate cake

        stodgy
        heavy and making you feel very full: stodgy puddings

        They both seem to correspond pretty well to the definition of 'embafós' Jaume provides.

        Gill commented: And cloying? That came out of trying to find a translation for the verb embafar - to cloy? It is pretty obscure but I can't offhand think of a synonym.

        I would agree with adding 'cloying' to the entry for 'embafós' but I would retain the other equivalents too as all the dictionary definitions I have found for 'cloying' suggest it to mean 'sickly sweet' which is actually the equivalent for 'embafós' that we originally had.

        Another comment is that I feel 'cloying' is a different register to 'embafós' (it is marked as 'literary' in the Cambridge Learners' Dictionary and 'formal' in the Oxford Learners' Dictionary).

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        Linda Oxnard added a comment - I remember this coming up before so I did a search of my email. Here are the main points from the thread about 'embafós' from 2006: Margarita suggested the entry 'embafós' with the English equivalent 'sickly sweet'. Jaume commented: Una cosa embafosa o embafadora no és necessàriament dolça. Mireu la definició d'embafar: embafar v tr 1 Una menja o una beguda llevar l'apetit (d'algú), carregar-li l'estómac, per l'excés de dolçor, de greix o d'espessor. 2 fig Enutjar, una cosa, per l'excés d'artifici o la insistència. Linda responded: Perhaps 'rich' and 'stodgy' might be good choices here. Segons l'OALD: rich containing a lot of fat, butter, eggs, etc. and making you feel full quickly: a rich creamy sauce, a rich chocolate cake stodgy heavy and making you feel very full: stodgy puddings They both seem to correspond pretty well to the definition of 'embafós' Jaume provides. Gill commented: And cloying? That came out of trying to find a translation for the verb embafar - to cloy? It is pretty obscure but I can't offhand think of a synonym. I would agree with adding 'cloying' to the entry for 'embafós' but I would retain the other equivalents too as all the dictionary definitions I have found for 'cloying' suggest it to mean 'sickly sweet' which is actually the equivalent for 'embafós' that we originally had. Another comment is that I feel 'cloying' is a different register to 'embafós' (it is marked as 'literary' in the Cambridge Learners' Dictionary and 'formal' in the Oxford Learners' Dictionary).

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            Linda Oxnard
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            Jaume Ortolà i Font
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