marshmallowy

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Etymology[edit]

marshmallow +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

marshmallowy (comparative more marshmallowy, superlative most marshmallowy)

  1. Resembling or characteristic of a marshmallow.
    1. Soft and fluffy.
  2. Tending to be a pushover; overly accommodating.
    • 2002, Elizabeth Kendall, The Runaway Bride: Hollywood Romantic Comedy of the 1930s, Cooper Square Press ISBN 9781461661252, page 187
      “It changed Gable from a heavy to a comedian in It Happened One Night. It changed Jean Arthur from a marshmallowy ingenue to a hard-boiled wise- cracker in The Whole Town's Talking.”
    • 2011, Andre De Toth, Fragments, Faber & Faber ISBN 9780571278886, page 18
      I didn't want a self-pitying, poor Miss Pitiful Pearl, a marshmallowy wilted flower, or a nagging bitch for the wife. I wanted somebody with inborn dignity and pride, with the strength of understanding, a real human being. Not only a good actress.
    • 2012, Geoffrey Kabaservice, Rule and Ruin, ISBN 978-0-19-976840-0, page 226:
      Percy struck some of the people who worked with him as an ineffective legislator, marshmallowy and yielding in the way of many moderate politicians.
  3. Vacuous.

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