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sweetish

[swee-tish] /ˈswi tɪʃ/
adjective
1.
somewhat sweet.
Origin of sweetish
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80; sweet + -ish1
Related forms
sweetishly, adverb
sweetishness, noun
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  • The juice yielded was thick and gummy, and of a sweetish taste.

  • The attendant gave him a glass of white, sweetish substance to drink.

    The Memory of Mars Raymond F. Jones
  • Apples are sometimes found that are sweetish on one side and sourish on the other.

    The Apple-Tree L. H. Bailey
  • There was the glug-glug of a bottle, and again the sweetish, acrid odor of whisky.

    The Wind Bloweth

    Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
  • Houston could smell the sweetish, pungent odor in his helmet.

    The Penal Cluster Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
  • Her milk is sweetish and warm, like that of the human female.

    The Sea Jules Michelet
  • They have not a balsamic, but mostly a sweetish or sourish flavor.

    British Pomology Robert Hogg
  • It was sweetish, juicy, and rich, but with less of flavor than a pear.

    Life of Kit Carson Charles Burdett
  • Its taste is exceedingly nauseous; and is of a sweetish bitterness.

    The Seven Curses of London James Greenwood
  • It is very soluble in water and has a sweetish metallic taste.

    Memoranda on Poisons Thomas Hawkes Tanner

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