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.

Definitions of sweet
  1. adjective
    having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar
    containing sugar
    cloying, saccharine, syrupy, treacly
    overly sweet
    somewhat sweet
    pleasing to the sense of taste
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    having a sharp biting taste
    (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
    slightly sour to the taste
    having turned bad
    pleasing to the sense of taste
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  2. adjective
    with sweetening added
    synonyms: sugared, sweet-flavored, sweetened
    containing sugar
  3. adjective
    (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content
    containing sugar
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    (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
    nonsweet, sugarless
    not containing sugar
    (of champagne) extremely dry
    of a wine that is dry but not extremely dry
    sec, unsweet
    (of champagne) moderately dry
    having a sharp biting taste
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  4. noun
    the property of tasting as if it contains sugar
    synonyms: sweetness
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    the excessive sweetness of saccharin
    the sweetness of sugar
    type of:
    taste property
    a property appreciated via the sense of taste
  5. noun
    the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
    synonyms: sugariness, sweetness
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    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
  6. noun
    a dish served as the last course of a meal
    synonyms: afters, dessert
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    fruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut
    baked Alaska
    cake covered with ice cream and meringue browned quickly in an oven
    sweet almond-flavored milk pudding thickened with gelatin or cornstarch; usually molded
    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
    dessert made by baking fruit wrapped in pastry
    open pastry filled with fruit or custard
    frozen dessert
    any of various desserts prepared by freezing
    dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet
    a rich, frothy, creamy dessert made with whipped egg whites and heavy cream
    a dessert consisting of a meringue base or cup filled with fruit and whipped cream
    peach melba
    ice cream and peaches with a liqueur
    a dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit
    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
    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
    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
    ball of crushed ice with fruit syrup
    ball of ice cream covered with coconut and usually chocolate sauce
    layers of ice cream and syrup and whipped cream
    ice-cream sundae, sundae
    ice cream served with a topping
    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
    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
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    part of a meal served at one time
  7. noun
    a food rich in sugar
    synonyms: confection
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    candy and other sweets considered collectively
    preserved or candied fruit
    a sweetened delicacy (as a preserve or pastry)
    candy, confect
    a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
    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
    candy containing a fruit or nut
    maraschino, maraschino cherry
    cherry preserved in true or imitation maraschino liqueur
    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
    a British candy flavored with brandy
    round flat candy
    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
    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
    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
    sugar-coated nut or fruit piece
    silvery candy beads used for decorating cakes
    candy made of a thick creamy sugar paste
    soft creamy candy
    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
    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
    a small aromatic or medicated candy
    spongy confection made of gelatin and sugar and corn syrup and dusted with powdered sugar
    marchpane, marzipan
    almond paste and egg whites
    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
    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
    any of various small sugary candies
    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
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    dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat
    something considered choice to eat
  8. adjective
    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
  9. adverb
    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
  10. adjective
    pleasing to the senses
    “the sweet song of the lark”
    “the sweet face of a child”
    giving pleasure and satisfaction
  11. adjective
    pleasing to the ear
    synonyms: dulcet, honeyed, mellifluous, mellisonant
    melodic, melodious, musical
    containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody
  12. adjective
    having a natural fragrance
  13. adjective
    pleasing to the mind or feeling
    sweet revenge”
    synonyms: gratifying
    giving pleasure and satisfaction
  14. adjective
    not containing or composed of salt water
    synonyms: fresh
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    containing or filled with salt
    brackish, briny
    slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water)
    containing or yielding salt
    containing salt
    somewhat salty
    pleasing to the sense of taste
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  15. adjective
    not soured or preserved
    sweet milk”
    synonyms: fresh, unfermented
    not having turned bad
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