Meaning of treacle

trea•cle

Pronunciation: (trē'kul), [key]
— n.
  1. contrived or unrestrained sentimentality: a movie plot of the most shameless treacle.
    1. molasses, esp. that which is drained from the vats used in sugar refining.
    2. Also called golden syrup. a mild mixture of molasses, corn syrup, etc., used in cooking or as a table syrup.
  2. any of various medicinal compounds, formerly used as antidotes for poison.
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