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sac·cha·rine(săk′ər-ĭn, -ə-rēn′, -ə-rīn′)
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·rin′i·ty (-ə-rĭn′ĭ-tē) n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. excessively sweet; sugary: a saccharine smile.
2. (Biochemistry) of, relating to, of the nature of, or containing sugar or saccharin
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sac•cha•rine(ˈsæk ər ɪn, -əˌrin, -əˌraɪn)
1. of, resembling, or containing sugar.
2. very sweet to the taste; sugary.
3. cloyingly agreeable or ingratiating.
4. exaggeratedly sweet or sentimental.
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|Adj.||1.||saccharine - overly sweet |
sweet - having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar
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adjective sickly, honeyed, sentimental, sugary, nauseating, soppy (Brit. informal), cloying, maudlin, syrupy (informal), mawkish, icky (informal), treacly, oversweet She smiled with saccharine sweetness.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
adj → Sa(c)charin-; (fig liter) → zuckersüß; saccharine sweetener → Sa(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
saccharinesaccharin (Am) [ˈsækərɪn] n → saccarina
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. sacarina, sustancia sumamente dulce, agente dulcificante artificial;
a. sacarino-a, azucarado-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012