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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.
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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
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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.saccharine - overly sweetsaccharine - overly sweet        
sweet - having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar
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saccharine

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

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

saccharine

[ˈsækəriːn]
adj (= sentimental) [film, novel] → à l'eau de rose
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

saccharine

adjSa(c)charin-; (fig liter)zuckersüß; saccharine sweetenerSa(c)charinsüßstoff m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

saccharine

saccharin (Am) [ˈsækərɪn] nsaccarina
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

sac·cha·rine

n. sacarina, sustancia sumamente dulce, agente dulcificante artificial;
a. sacarino-a, azucarado-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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