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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.
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Sometimes saccharinely rose-tinted, it also conveyed the narrowness of the villagers' world.
It is easy to think that music with this sort of message might be a bit too sappy or saccharinely sweet.