sweet

Food that’s sweet is full of sugar, bad for your teeth, but oh so tasty. People who are sweet are super nice, like that sweet lunch lady who gives you an extra cookie.

Sweet can be an adjective or a noun. It can describe something pleasing to the senses, like a sweet song, or when you're playing basketball and get nothing but net. Sweet! As a noun, it's a confection, a little something for dessert. The poet Khalil Gibran said, “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” Don’t opportunistically take your friends for granted, or you could become the target of some sweet revenge.

Primary Meanings of sweet

1.
adjn
having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar
the property of tasting as if it contains sugar
2.
adjadv
having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly')
3.
adj
pleasing to the senses
4.
adj
not containing or composed of salt water
Full Definitions of sweet
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adj having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar

Synonyms:
sugary
containing sugar
cloying, saccharine, syrupy, treacly
overly sweet
sweetish
somewhat sweet
tasty
pleasing to the sense of taste
Antonyms:
sour
having a sharp biting taste
dry
(of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
acerb, acerbic, astringent
sour or bitter in taste
acetose, acetous, vinegarish, vinegary
tasting or smelling like vinegar
acid, acidic, acidulent, acidulous
being sour to the taste
lemonlike, lemony, sourish, tangy, tart
tasting sour like a lemon
subacid
slightly sour to the taste
soured
having turned bad
tasty
pleasing to the sense of taste
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adj with sweetening added

Synonyms:
sugared, sweet-flavored, sweetened
sugary
containing sugar

adj (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content

sweet dessert wines”
Synonyms:
sugary
containing sugar
Antonyms:
dry
(of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
nonsweet, sugarless
not containing sugar
brut
(of champagne) extremely dry
medium-dry
of a wine that is dry but not extremely dry
sec, unsweet
(of champagne) moderately dry
sour
having a sharp biting taste
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n the property of tasting as if it contains sugar

Synonyms:
sweetness
Types:
saccharinity
the excessive sweetness of saccharin
sugariness
the sweetness of sugar
Type of:
taste property
a property appreciated via the sense of taste

n the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth

Synonyms:
sugariness, sweetness
Type of:
gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation
the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus

n a dish served as the last course of a meal

Synonyms:
afters, dessert
Types:
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ambrosia
fruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut
baked Alaska
cake covered with ice cream and meringue browned quickly in an oven
blancmange
sweet almond-flavored milk pudding thickened with gelatin or cornstarch; usually molded
charlotte
a mold lined with cake or crumbs and filled with fruit or whipped cream or custard
compote, fruit compote
dessert of stewed or baked fruit
dumpling
dessert made by baking fruit wrapped in pastry
flan
open pastry filled with fruit or custard
frozen dessert
any of various desserts prepared by freezing
junket
dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet
mousse
a rich, frothy, creamy dessert made with whipped egg whites and heavy cream
pavlova
a dessert consisting of a meringue base or cup filled with fruit and whipped cream
peach melba
ice cream and peaches with a liqueur
whip
a dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit
pudding
any of various soft sweet desserts thickened usually with flour and baked or boiled or steamed
pud, pudding
(British) the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used informally)
sillabub, syllabub
sweetened cream beaten with wine or liquor
tiramisu
an Italian dessert consisting of layers of sponge cake soaked with coffee and brandy or liqueur layered with mascarpone cheese and topped with grated chocolate
sabayon, zabaglione
light foamy custard-like dessert served hot or chilled
mold, mould
a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold
prune whip
dessert made of prune puree and whipped cream
trifle
a cold pudding made of layers of sponge cake spread with fruit or jelly; may be decorated with nuts, cream, or chocolate
charlotte russe
lady fingers enclosing Bavarian cream
apple dumpling
apples wrapped in pastry and baked
frappe, ice
a frozen dessert with fruit flavoring (especially one containing no milk)
ice cream, icecream
frozen dessert containing cream and sugar and flavoring
ice-cream cone
ice cream in a crisp conical wafer
sherbert, sherbet
a frozen dessert made primarily of fruit juice and sugar, but also containing milk or egg-white or gelatin
ice lolly, lollipop, lolly, popsicle
ice cream or water ice on a small wooden stick
ice milk
similar to ice cream but made of milk
frozen yogurt
a soft frozen dessert of sweetened flavored yogurt
snowball
ball of crushed ice with fruit syrup
snowball
ball of ice cream covered with coconut and usually chocolate sauce
parfait
layers of ice cream and syrup and whipped cream
ice-cream sundae, sundae
ice cream served with a topping
split
a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts
frozen pudding
a chilled dessert consisting of a mixture of custard and nuts and (sometimes) liquor
frozen custard, soft ice cream
dessert resembling ice cream but with a boiled custard base
flummery
a bland custard or pudding especially of oatmeal
chocolate mousse
dessert mousse made with chocolate
Christmas pudding, plum pudding
a rich steamed or boiled pudding that resembles cake
steamed pudding
a pudding cooked by steaming
duff, plum duff
a stiff flour pudding steamed or boiled usually and containing e.g. currants and raisins and citron
vanilla pudding
sweet vanilla flavored custard-like pudding usually thickened with flour rather than eggs
chocolate pudding
sweet chocolate flavored custard-like pudding usually thickened with flour rather than eggs
brown Betty
baked pudding of apples and breadcrumbs
Nesselrode, Nesselrode pudding
a rich frozen pudding made of chopped chestnuts and maraschino cherries and candied fruits and liqueur or rum
pease pudding
a pudding made with strained split peas mixed with egg
tapioca pudding
sweet pudding thickened with tapioca
roly-poly, roly-poly pudding
pudding made of suet pastry spread with jam or fruit and rolled up and baked or steamed
suet pudding
a sweet or savory pudding made with suet and steamed or boiled
ice-cream cake, icebox cake
ice cream molded to look like a cake
Type of:
course
part of a meal served at one time

n a food rich in sugar

Synonyms:
confection
Types:
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confectionery
candy and other sweets considered collectively
confiture
preserved or candied fruit
sweetmeat
a sweetened delicacy (as a preserve or pastry)
candy, confect
a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
hardbake
a British sweet made with molasses and butter and almonds
chewing gum, gum
a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
candied apple, candy apple, caramel apple, taffy apple, toffee apple
an apple that is covered with a candy-like substance (usually caramelized sugar)
center, centre
the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering
comfit
candy containing a fruit or nut
maraschino, maraschino cherry
cherry preserved in true or imitation maraschino liqueur
nonpareil
colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies
candy bar
a candy shaped as a bar
carob bar
a bar of candy made with carob powder
hard candy
candy that is brittle
brandyball
a British candy flavored with brandy
patty
round flat candy
bonbon
a candy that usually has a center of fondant or fruit or nuts coated in chocolate
brittle, toffee, toffy
caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets
gum ball
a ball of chewing gum with a coating of colored sugar
bubble gum
a kind of chewing gum that can be blown into bubbles
butterscotch
a hard brittle candy made with butter and brown sugar
candied fruit, crystallized fruit, succade
fruit cooked in sugar syrup and encrusted with a sugar crystals
candy cane
a hard candy in the shape of a rod (usually with stripes)
candy corn
a small yellow and white candy shaped to resemble a kernel of corn
caramel
firm chewy candy made from caramelized sugar and butter and milk
candyfloss, cotton candy, spun sugar
a candy made by spinning sugar that has been boiled to a high temperature
dragee
sugar-coated nut or fruit piece
dragee
silvery candy beads used for decorating cakes
fondant
candy made of a thick creamy sugar paste
fudge
soft creamy candy
gumdrop
a jellied candy coated with sugar crystals
honey crisp
a crisp candy made with honey
mint, mint candy
a candy that is flavored with a mint oil
horehound
a candy that is flavored with an extract of the horehound plant
jelly bean, jelly egg
sugar-glazed jellied candy
candy kiss, kiss
any of several bite-sized candies
licorice, liquorice
a black candy flavored with the dried root of the licorice plant
Life Saver
a candy shaped like a small lifesaver
all-day sucker, lollipop, sucker
hard candy on a stick
lozenge
a small aromatic or medicated candy
marshmallow
spongy confection made of gelatin and sugar and corn syrup and dusted with powdered sugar
marchpane, marzipan
almond paste and egg whites
nougat
nuts or fruit pieces in a sugar paste
nougat bar
a bar of nougat candy often dipped in chocolate
nut bar
paste of nuts and sugar on a pastry base cut into bars
peanut bar
bar of peanuts in taffy
popcorn ball
popcorn combined with a thick sugar or molasses or caramel syrup and formed into balls
praline
cookie-sized candy made of brown sugar and butter and pecans
rock candy
sugar in large hard clear crystals on a string
rock, rock candy
hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint)
sugar candy
made by boiling pure sugar until it hardens
sugarplum
any of various small sugary candies
taffy
chewy candy of sugar or syrup boiled until thick and pulled until glossy
chocolate truffle, truffle
creamy chocolate candy
Turkish Delight
a jellied candy typically flavored with rose water
conserve, conserves, preserve, preserves
fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
Easter egg
an egg-shaped candy used to celebrate Easter
Type of:
dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat
something considered choice to eat
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adj having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub

“a sweet disposition”
Synonyms:
angelic, angelical, cherubic, seraphic
lovable, loveable
having characteristics that attract love or affection

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

“"how sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank"- Shakespeare”
“talking sweet to each other”
Synonyms:
sweetly
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adj pleasing to the senses

“the sweet song of the lark”
“the sweet face of a child”
Synonyms:
pleasing
giving pleasure and satisfaction

adj pleasing to the ear

Synonyms:
dulcet, honeyed, mellifluous, mellisonant
melodic, melodious, musical
containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody

adj having a natural fragrance

adj pleasing to the mind or feeling

sweet revenge”
Synonyms:
gratifying
pleasing
giving pleasure and satisfaction
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adj not containing or composed of salt water

Synonyms:
fresh
Antonyms:
salty
containing or filled with salt
brackish, briny
slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water)
saliferous
containing or yielding salt
saline
containing salt
saltish
somewhat salty
tasty
pleasing to the sense of taste
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adj not soured or preserved

sweet milk”
Synonyms:
fresh, unfermented
unsoured
not having turned bad

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