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saccharine

sac·cha·rine

saccharine

pronunciation:
sae k rihn [or] sae k raIn
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, pertaining to, or having the characteristics of sugar or saccharin; sweet, esp. excessively sweet.
Many customers were not happy with the saccharine taste of the barbecue sauce.
definition 2: excessively or falsely sweet in manner; oversentimental; cloying.
This birthday card has a beautiful design, but the greeting is too saccharine.I usually like her romance novels, but the last one was so saccharine that I couldn't take it seriously.
similar words:
sweet
derivation: saccharinely (adv.)