English [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
+ marshmallow -y
Adjective [ edit ]
marshmallowy ( comparative , more marshmallowy superlative ) most marshmallowy
Resembling or characteristic of a
Soft and fluffy. 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.
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