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1    cloying, honeyed, icky     (informal)   luscious, melting, saccharine, sugary, sweetened, syrupy, toothsome, treacly  
2    affectionate, agreeable, amiable, appealing, attractive, beautiful, charming, cute, delightful, engaging, fair, gentle, kind, likable or likeable, lovable, sweet-tempered, taking, tender, unselfish, winning, winsome  
3    beloved, cherished, darling, dear, dearest, pet, precious, treasured  
4    aromatic, balmy, clean, fragrant, fresh, new, perfumed, pure, redolent, sweet-smelling, wholesome  
5    dulcet, euphonic, euphonious, harmonious, mellow, melodious, musical, silver-toned, silvery, soft, sweet-sounding, tuneful  
6    sweet on      enamoured of, gone on     (slang)   head over heels in love with, infatuated by, in love with, keen on, obsessed or bewitched by, taken with, wild or mad about     (informal)  
7    afters     (Brit. informal)   dessert, pudding, sweet course  
8      (usually plural)    bonbon, candy     (U.S.)   confectionery, sweetie, sweetmeats  
,       adj  
1    acerbic, acetic, acid, bitter, savoury, sharp, sour, tart, vinegary  
2, 3 & 4    bad-tempered, disagreeable, fetid, foul, grouchy     (informal)   grumpy, hated, ill-tempered, loathsome, nasty, noisome, objectionable, obnoxious, rank, stinking, unappealing, unattractive, unlovable, unpleasant, unwanted  
5    cacophonous, discordant, grating, harsh, shrill, strident, unharmonious, unmusical, unpleasant  

ambrosial, aromatic, fragrant, perfumed, sweet-smelling  
   fetid, foul-smelling, malodorous, niffy     (Brit. slang)   noisome, olid, pongy     (Brit. informal)   smelly, stinking, stinky     (informal)   whiffy     (Brit. slang)  
sweet-talk        (informal)  
beguile, blandish, cajole, chat up, coax, dupe, entice, flatter, inveigle, manoeuvre, mislead, palaver, persuade, seduce, soft-soap     (informal)   tempt, wheedle  
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  ( sweeter    comparative)   ( sweetest    superlative)   ( sweets    plural  )
1       adj   Sweet food and drink contains a lot of sugar.  
...a mug of sweet tea..., If the sauce seems too sweet, add a dash of red wine vinegar.     
  sweetness      n-uncount  
Florida oranges have a natural sweetness.     
2       n-count   Sweets are small sweet things such as toffees, chocolates, and mints.  
in AM, use candy     
3       n-var   A sweet is something sweet, such as fruit or a pudding, that you eat at the end of a meal, especially in a restaurant.  
  (BRIT)   (=dessert)  
The sweet was a mousse flavoured with whisky.     
in AM, use dessert     
4       adj   A sweet smell is a pleasant one, for example the smell of a flower.  
She'd baked some bread which made the air smell sweet.     
5       adj   If you describe something such as air or water as sweet, you mean that it smells or tastes pleasantly fresh and clean.  
I gulped a breath of sweet air.     
6       adj   A sweet sound is pleasant, smooth, and gentle.  
Her voice was as soft and sweet as a young girl's., ...the sweet sounds of Mozart.     
  sweetly      adv   usu ADV with v  
He sang much more sweetly than he has before.     
7       adj   If you describe something as sweet, you mean that it gives you great pleasure and satisfaction.  
WRITTEN, Antonym: bitter   There are few things quite as sweet as revenge.     
8       adj   If you describe someone as sweet, you mean that they are pleasant, kind, and gentle towards other people.  
How sweet of you to think of me!     
  sweetly      adv   usu ADV with v  
I just smiled sweetly and said no.     
9       adj   If you describe a small person or thing as sweet, you mean that they are attractive in a simple or unsophisticated way.  

...a sweet little baby girl..., The house was really sweet.     
    a sweet tooth  

boiled sweet        ( boiled sweets    plural  ) Boiled sweets are hard sweets that are made from boiled sugar.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use hard candy     
sweet and sour      , sweet-and-sour  
Sweet and sour is used to describe Chinese food that contains both a sweet flavour and something sharp or sour such as lemon or vinegar.      adj   ADJ n  
sweet nothings     
If someone whispers sweet nothings to you, they quietly say nice, loving, and flattering things to you.      n-plural  
sweet pea        ( sweet peas    plural  ) , sweetpea   A sweet pea is a climbing plant which has delicate, sweet-smelling flowers.      n-count  
sweet pepper        ( sweet peppers    plural  ) A sweet pepper is a hollow green, red, or yellow vegetable.      n-count   (=capsicum)  
sweet potato        ( sweet potatoes    plural  ) Sweet potatoes are vegetables that look like large ordinary potatoes but taste sweet. They have pinkish-brown skins and yellow flesh.      n-var  
sweet shop        ( sweet shops    plural  ) , sweetshop   A sweet shop is a small shop that sells sweets and cigarettes, and sometimes newspapers and magazines.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   oft the N  
in AM, use candy store     
sweet talk        ( sweet talks    3rd person present)   ( sweet talking    present participle)   ( sweet talked    past tense & past participle  ) , sweet-talk   If you sweet talk someone, you talk to them very nicely so that they will do what you want.      verb  
She could always sweet-talk Pamela into letting her stay up late...      V n into -ing/n  
He even tried to sweet-talk the policewoman who arrested him.      V n  

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endearment phrase used for someone we find sweet
[Fam.] syn.: sweetie, pumpkin, cutie, cutesy pie
a round and sweet fruit with pale, orange-colored skin that comes from a tree of the same name
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