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English adjective: sweet

1. sweet having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar


Similarcloying, saccharine, sweetish, syrupy, treacly


See alsosugary, sweet, tasty


Antonymssour

2. sweet having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub


SamplesAn angelic smile.
A cherubic face.
Looking so seraphic when he slept.
A sweet disposition.


Synonymsangelic, angelical, cherubic, seraphic


Similarlovable, loveable


Antonymshateful

3. sweet pleasing to the ear


SamplesThe dulcet tones of the cello.


Synonymsdulcet, honeyed, mellifluous, mellisonant


Similarmelodic, melodious, musical


Antonymsunmelodic, unmelodious, unmusical

4. sweet pleasing to the senses


SamplesThe sweet song of the lark.
The sweet face of a child.


Similarpleasing


Antonymsdispleasing

5. sweet pleasing to the mind or feeling


SamplesSweet revenge.


Synonymsgratifying


Similarpleasing


Antonymsdispleasing

6. sweet having a natural fragrance


SamplesOdoriferous spices.
The odorous air of the orchard.
The perfumed air of June.
Scented flowers.


Synonymsodoriferous, odorous, perfumed, scented, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling


Similarfragrant


Antonymsill-smelling, malodorous, malodourous, stinky, unpleasant-smelling

7. sweet (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content


SamplesSweet dessert wines.


See alsosugary, sweet


Antonymsdry

8. sweet not containing or composed of salt water


SamplesFresh water.


Synonymsfresh


Antonymssalty

9. sweet not soured or preserved


SamplesSweet milk.


Synonymsfresh, unfermented


Similarunsoured


Antonymssoured

10. sweet with sweetening added


Synonymssugared, sweet-flavored, sweetened


Similarsugary


Antonymsnonsweet, sugarless


English noun: Sweet

1. Sweet (person) English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)


SynonymsHenry Sweet


Instance hypernymphonetician

2. sweet (food) a dish served as the last course of a meal


Synonymsafters, dessert


Broader (hypernym)course


Narrower (hyponym)ambrosia, baked Alaska, blancmange, charlotte, compote, dumpling, flan, frozen dessert, fruit compote, junket, mold, mould, mousse, pavlova, peach melba, pud, pudding, pudding, sabayon, sillabub, syllabub, tiramisu, whip, zabaglione

3. sweet (food) a food rich in sugar


Synonymsconfection


Broader (hypernym)dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat


Narrower (hyponym)candied apple, candy, candy apple, caramel apple, center, centre, chewing gum, comfit, confect, confectionery, confiture, gum, hardbake, maraschino, maraschino cherry, nonpareil, sweetmeat, taffy apple, toffee apple

4. sweet (cognition) the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth


Synonymssugariness, sweetness


Broader (hypernym)gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation

5. sweet (attribute) the property of tasting as if it contains sugar


Synonymssweetness


Broader (hypernym)taste property


Narrower (hyponym)saccharinity, sugariness


English adverb: sweet

1. sweet in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly')


SamplesSusan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly.
How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank.
Talking sweet to each other.


Synonymssweetly


Domain categorypoesy, poetry, verse


Domain usagecolloquialism









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