[sak-er-in, -uh-reen, -uh-rahyn]
- of the nature of or resembling that of sugar: a powdery substance with a saccharine taste.
- containing or yielding sugar.
- very sweet to the taste; sugary: a saccharine dessert.
- cloyingly agreeable or ingratiating: a saccharine personality.
- exaggeratedly sweet or sentimental: a saccharine smile; a saccharine song of undying love.
Origin of saccharine
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- excessively sweet; sugarya saccharine smile
- of, relating to, of the nature of, or containing sugar or saccharin
Word Origin and History for saccharinity
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
(săk′ər-ĭn, -ə-rēn′, -ə-rīn′)
- Of, relating to, or characteristic of sugar or saccharin; sweet.
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