Definition of soupy in English:



  • 1Having the appearance or consistency of soup.

    ‘a soupy stew’
    • ‘The seafood linguine is laden with clams, shrimp and cubes of fish, while the risotto con funghi, infused with porcini mushrooms, walks the line between soupy and solid admirably.’
    • ‘Foods need to be fresh, not processed, served warmed, very soupy, and moist in consistency.’
    • ‘You will need floury potatoes such as King Edwards that break down during the cooking, and you may need to mash a few of them at the end to thicken the liquid into a sweet, soupy stew.’
    • ‘After 30 minutes, I'll admit it was still soupy but that's because it required post-mixing freezing.’
    • ‘It was more soupy than thick and meaty, the nicely spiced broth containing translucent noodles, thin strips of beef, bean sprouts and whole green onions that were almost sweet.’
    • ‘Most of the other meals are priced around $10, with the exception of some seafood specialties, like parihuela, a soupy stew full of mussels, shrimp, squid and fish that's similar to bouillabaisse.’
    • ‘You want it to have the consistency of a loose, soupy stock.’
    • ‘The curries came in huge bowls, full of chicken, beancurd and vegetables in a creamy, soupy sauce, infused with the very best of Thai flavourings: coconut, limes and chilli.’
    • ‘After about 50 minutes of cooking in the oven, it somehow got soupy despite the lesser amount of liquid used - it might have been vegetables that had given out extra liquid.’
    • ‘They were miniature little cheese raviolis in a soupy cream sauce with chives.’
    • ‘David's penne pasta with mussels and potato was soupy, although not a soup as such.’
    • ‘Sliced down its back, expunged of all offending bones and barely deep fried, the white meat is flavorful and tender, blending nicely with the bed of somewhat soupy tomato-spiked polenta and deep green and garlicky broccoli rabe.’
    • ‘But shrimp was in short supply, and the soupy plate of noodles was pretty much just that.’
    • ‘Depending on the proportion of water to volcanic material, mudflows can range from soupy floods to thick flows that have the consistency of wet cement.’
    • ‘Mix the grout to a soupy consistency, and pour it onto the counters.’
    • ‘I stared at Tavis' untouched cup of coffee, which looked rather dark and soupy.’
    • ‘If you're using stock, bring it to the boil in a pan with the split peas, ears and onions, and then simmer until the peas are soft and cooked to a thick soupy consistency.’
    • ‘Here I use it again, not only to warm up a soupy Mediterranean vegetable stew with chickpeas and fennel, but also to add a little chutzpah to the fish.’
    • ‘Add the lentils, tomatoes and water, and cook at a gentle simmer for 40 minutes or until tender, adding more water if necessary to keep it thick and soupy.’
    • ‘If you, like me, aren't regularly cooking for a crowd, you may be tempted to toss aside this recipe, assuming that this delicate, soupy stuff won't make for good leftovers.’
    misty, smoggy, hazy, overcast, murky, gloomy, grey, dark, dim, dingy, dull
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    1. 1.1 (of the air or climate) humid.
      ‘a soupy July morning’
      ‘the soupy air’
      • ‘The trainer said the workout served as preparation for the soupy conditions they will most likely face on Saturday.’
      • ‘The languid, soupy air mass surrounded us and wrapped us in its stifling grip.’
      • ‘The air is warm and soupy and prickles my shoulders as I wait.’
      • ‘There's only one thing for it - we head back to the Music Box Theater and, despite the soupy heat, end up perched on fragile chairs beneath the creaking stage.’
      • ‘The day began with a Biblical downpour, and concludes with the same; in between, a blaring sun and soupy air.’
      • ‘As temperatures reached 118F in the Tallahatchie County courthouse on the afternoon of September 19, 1955, the two small ceiling fans did little to stir the stifling, soupy heat.’
      muggy, close, sultry, sticky, steamy, oppressive, airless, stifling, suffocating, stuffy, clammy, heavy, fuggy, like a turkish bath, like a sauna
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    2. 1.2informal Mawkishly sentimental.
      ‘soupy nostalgia’
      • ‘Inevitably, however, the movie does not have the courage of its cynical convictions and in the final reel reverts to a soupy and unconvincing idealism about the system's essential decency.’
      • ‘At a time when they were still singing soupy Victorian hymns in churches, this choir performed relatively modem music.’
      • ‘I was genuinely excited by it in a way that I hadn't been by the soupy mess of the last couple of episodes.’
      • ‘We went to see My Fair Lady, thus indulging my love of soupy musicals - what can I say?’
      • ‘The production sounds a little soupy here, but I think it really adds to the song if you can understand that.’
      • ‘You will come out of this, emerge from it, rise above it, and it may sound soupy to say so, but it just happens, or rather, we make such things happen.’
      • ‘In the first movement the oboe introduces the melody, quasi-ironic in its soupy neo-Romanticism, almost crass except that it avoids predictability, and is counterpointed.’
      mawkish, over-sentimental, overemotional, cloying, sickly, saccharine, sugary, sugar-coated, syrupy
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