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saccharine

[sak-er-in, -uh-reen, -uh-rahyn] /ˈsæk ər ɪn, -əˌrin, -əˌraɪn/
adjective
1.
of the nature of or resembling that of sugar:
a powdery substance with a saccharine taste.
2.
containing or yielding sugar.
3.
very sweet to the taste; sugary:
a saccharine dessert.
4.
cloyingly agreeable or ingratiating:
a saccharine personality.
5.
exaggeratedly sweet or sentimental:
a saccharine smile; a saccharine song of undying love.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; sacchar- + -ine1
Related forms
saccharinely, adverb
saccharinity
[sak-uh-rin-i-tee] /ˌsæk əˈrɪn ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
nonsaccharine, adjective, noun
nonsaccharinity, noun
unsaccharine, adjective
Can be confused
saccharin, saccharine.
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British Dictionary definitions for nonsaccharinity

saccharine

/ˈsækəˌraɪn; -ˌriːn/
adjective
1.
excessively sweet; sugary: a saccharine smile
2.
of, relating to, of the nature of, or containing sugar or saccharin
Derived Forms
saccharinely, adverb
saccharinity (ˌsækəˈrɪnɪtɪ) noun
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Word Origin and History for nonsaccharinity

saccharine

adj.

1670s, "of or like sugar," from Medieval Latin saccharum "sugar," from Latin saccharon "sugar," from Greek sakkharon, from Pali sakkhara, from Sanskrit sarkara "gravel, grit" (see sugar). Metaphoric sense of "overly sweet" first recorded 1841. For the sugar substitute, see saccharin.

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nonsaccharinity in Medicine

saccharine sac·cha·rine (sāk'ər-ĭn, -ə-rēn', -ə-rīn')
adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of sugar or saccharin; sweet.

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