Definition of squashy in English:



  • Easily crushed or squeezed into a different shape; having a soft consistency.

    ‘a big, squashy leather chair’
    • ‘I smiled and made myself comfortable in my usual corner in a big, squashy, overstuffed chair.’
    • ‘On Christmas morning, there it was: a large and squashy parcel.’
    • ‘There is a small compartment in the front bonnet area suitable for a couple of squashy holdalls and two very deep and useful cubby-holes set into the sill area on each side of the car.’
    • ‘Bake for 75 minutes, until they are dry but still squashy.’
    • ‘Skeabost is an imposing, whitewashed country house with open fires, big squashy sofas and staff who make you feel that nothing is too much trouble.’
    • ‘I sat down in the living room on the big, squashy leather couch our landlady provided.’
    • ‘Instead I went to sit on the squashy overstuffed leather chair by the books.’
    • ‘Beyond the kitchen, there is plenty that will impress, from the outdoor Jacuzzi and floor-to-ceiling windows to the squashy sofas and heated stone floors.’
    • ‘Once settled, she draws up her feet and sits cross-legged on the squashy chair.’
    • ‘Comfort is the key word in this calm and relaxed bar - from lounge-type music to nice squashy seating - and a fine drinks menu will start to lubricate the proceedings nicely.’
    • ‘There are rainproof bags for stormy days, sturdy totes for the beach, delicate fabrics for evening, and squashy shoulder bags for casual wear.’
    • ‘Original solid mahogany doors set the tone; beds with squashy headboards and mountains of cushions are unbelievably comfortable, as are sofas; bathrooms are small but stylish, in racing-green marble.’
    • ‘Dried fruit is a good addition and the sour, squashy dried cranberries available in little packets are particularly well-suited to this job.’
    • ‘If you use this entrance, you miss the lovely squashy leather sofas and the trendy wooden bar area that greets the front door customers.’
    • ‘Throwing himself into one of the office's numerous squashy chairs, Irvine admits to a last - minute attack of the collywobbles.’
    • ‘There was a couch, a rocking chair, and two big squashy armchairs complete with an ottoman for each.’
    • ‘The fruit is ripe when it is faintly but perceptibly squashy, especially at the stem end.’
    • ‘The rooms are furnished in period style with squashy sofas and chairs in intimate groupings complete with photographs and hunting trophies from bygone eras and current family snaps.’
    • ‘He laughs, leans back in the squashy sofa in his Whitehall office, overlooking the Cenotaph war memorial, and refuses to confirm or deny the story.’
    • ‘They become deliciously sweet and squashy and make a perfect filling for a pie.’
    springy, resilient, spongy, soft, pliant, pliable, yielding, supple, elastic, cushiony, compressible, tender, flexible, ductile, malleable, tensile, plastic
    mushy, pulpy, pappy, slushy, sloppy, squelchy, squishy, oozy, doughy, semi-liquid, soft
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