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sweet

sweet

 
pronunciation:
swit
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: sweeter, sweetest
definition 1: having a flavor like that of sugar or honey; not bitter, salty, or sour in taste.
The strawberries were ripe and very sweet.
antonyms:
acid, acidulous, bitter, dry, savory, sour
similar words:
confectionary, honeyed, saccharine, sugary, sweetened
definition 2: tasting of or containing a relatively large amount of sugar.
Dark chocolate is not as sweet as milk chocolate.
synonyms:
sugary
similar words:
candied, rich, saccharine
definition 3: containing no salt.
sweet butter
synonyms:
unsalted
similar words:
fresh, soft
definition 4: gentle or pleasant in temperament; good-natured; lovable.
a sweet child with a kind heart
synonyms:
gentle, good-natured, lovable, nice
antonyms:
acid, bitter, ill-natured, nasty
similar words:
dear, kind, pleasant
definition 5: pleasing to the mind or senses.
sweet smellsher sweet thoughts of mesweet music
synonyms:
dulcet, pleasant, pleasing
antonyms:
discordant, harsh, malodorous
similar words:
delectable, delicious, fragrant, good, happy, honeyed, lovely, nice
definition 6: sentimental.
a sweet film
synonyms:
mawkish, saccharine, schmaltzy, sentimental, sugary, syrupy, treacly
similar words:
candied, cloying, honeyed
definition 7: thoughtful in a loving way.
You're lucky to have such a sweet husband.It was sweet of you to bring flowers.
synonyms:
considerate, kind, thoughtful
definition 8: greatly loved; dear.
synonyms:
beloved, dear, dearest
similar words:
darling, precious
definition 9: not spoiled or stale; fresh.
synonyms:
fresh, good
antonyms:
rancid, rotten, spoiled
similar words:
unspoiled
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: in a sweet way; sweetly.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (often pl.) any food with a sweet flavor such as candy, cookies, pastry, or the like.
I don't have a taste for sweets.
synonyms:
confectionaries
antonyms:
acid
similar words:
candy, dessert
definition 2: a beloved person.
synonyms:
honey, sweetheart, sweetie
definition 3: (chiefly British) a sweet food made primarily of sugar; candy.
They shared a bag of sweets.
definition 4: (chiefly British) a sweet dish served at the end of a meal; dessert.
derivations: sweetly (adv.), sweetness (n.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word suite (connected rooms)? Sweet and suite sound alike but have different meanings.
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  • sweeten:
    to make sweet or sweeter.
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