saccharine


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sac·cha·rine

 (săk′ər-ĭn, -ə-rēn′, -ə-rīn′)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of sugar or saccharin; sweet.
2. Having a cloyingly sweet attitude, tone, or character: a saccharine smile.
3. Excessively sentimental: "It was enough for him to rely on sentiment ... and saccharine assertions about The Home" (Kate Millett).

sac′cha·rine·ly adv.
sac′cha·rin′i·ty (-ə-rĭn′ĭ-tē) n.

saccharine

(ˈsækəˌraɪn; -ˌriːn)
adj
1. excessively sweet; sugary: a saccharine smile.
2. (Biochemistry) of, relating to, of the nature of, or containing sugar or saccharin
ˈsaccharinely adv
saccharinity n

sac•cha•rine

(ˈsæk ər ɪn, -əˌrin, -əˌraɪn)

adj.
1. of, resembling, or containing sugar.
2. very sweet to the taste; sugary.
3. cloyingly agreeable or ingratiating.
4. exaggeratedly sweet or sentimental.
[1665–75]
sac′cha•rine•ly, adv.
sac`cha•rin′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.saccharine - overly sweetsaccharine - overly sweet        
sweet - having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar

saccharine

adjective sickly, honeyed, sentimental, sugary, nauseating, soppy (Brit. informal), cloying, maudlin, syrupy (informal), mawkish, icky (informal), treacly, oversweet She smiled with saccharine sweetness.

saccharine

adjective
1. Having or suggesting the taste of sugar:
2. Purposefully contrived to gain favor:
Translations

saccharine

[ˈsækəriːn]
adj (= sentimental) [film, novel] → à l'eau de rose

saccharine

adjSa(c)charin-; (fig liter)zuckersüß; saccharine sweetenerSa(c)charinsüßstoff m

saccharine

saccharin (Am) [ˈsækərɪn] nsaccarina

sac·cha·rine

n. sacarina, sustancia sumamente dulce, agente dulcificante artificial;
a. sacarino-a, azucarado-a.
References in classic literature ?
When this important point shall be achieved, it will be in season to turn our attention to an improvement in the manufacture of the article, But thou knowest, Richard, that I have already subjected our sugar to the process of the refiner, and that the result has produced loaves as white as the snow on yon fields, and possessing the saccharine quality in its utmost purity.
It was in vain urged by the housewife that God made yeast, as well as dough, and loves fermentation just as dearly as he loves vegetation; that fermentation develops the saccharine element in the grain, and makes it more palatable and more digestible.
One might find argument for optimism in the abundant flow of this saccharine element of pleasure in every suburb and extremity of the good world.
deep, as has been noticed, and swallowing up head, shoulders, and elbows) came forth again mellow-faced, and seeming to have undergone a saccharine transfiguration.
said Claire, on whom these saccharine exchanges were beginning to have a cloying effect.
She said at least one of them was fairly intoxicated - probably saccharine poisoning.
99 THERE are plenty of twee, slightly saccharine Christmassy books in the shops that are vying for your hard-earned cash but this classic tale from the kookiest man in Hollywood is certainly worth paying for.
Paula Byrne, who is the author of 'The Real Jane Austen', said that Austen is the funniest writer to walk this planet, and the bank's pic makes her looks like a saccharine author, the Guardian reported.
The bitter taste of dishonesty will not be washed away by a saccharine interview with Oprah Winfrey, instead it will remain for the rest of his life.
PASTELS: Clothes are positively saccharine for summer.
The band's music is straightforward and sentimental without being saccharine.
Mel C proves it's about being real - there's no saccharine sweetness, no femme fatale, just a take-me-as-you-see me attitude that shines through.