The Alternative English Dictionary: anvilicious

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anvilicious etymology anvil (a heavy object) with suffix from delicious or similar.
adjective: {{en-adj}}
  1. (slang, neologism) Conveyed in a heavy-handed, unsubtle way; preachy.
    • 2003, June 24, "Lord Usher", Re: What would Whedon Make of Season 6/7 disappointment/hostility ,, , “When you take something as subtle, ballsy, and downright mythic as Dark Will and turn it into the anvilicious, ambitionless, and dreadfully banal travesty that was the Crack Magick arc, that's not a big hubristic dream that went wrong; that's the utter lack of a dream, the complete failure of imagination.”
    • 2003, November 21, Jane Davitt, Re: 5.8: Gunn's toy robots ,, , 'Anvilicious'? … 'Of, or pertaining to, anvils,' is how I'd describe it. Remember in cartoons, when they get dropped on people from a height? It means when an idea is presented on the show with about that much subtlety …”
    • 2004, March 18, Ben Raines, Re: Tonights south park one of the best,, , “That was weak. As soon as the parents voiced their objection to seeing Cartman nude on stage I knew where they were heading... anvilicious.”
    • 2004, June 29, "Ubiquitous", Re: "Jack & Bobby" pilot online,, , “They keep dropping they {{SIC}} anvilicious hints about it being JFK and Robert but the time period in which it is set is wrong.”

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