saccharinity

saccharine

[sak-er-in, -uh-reen, -uh-rahyn]
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:
1665–75; sacchar- + -ine1

saccharinely, adverb
saccharinity [sak-uh-rin-i-tee] , noun
nonsaccharine, adjective, noun
nonsaccharinity, noun
unsaccharine, adjective

saccharin, saccharine.
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saccharine (ˈsækəˌraɪn, -ˌriːn)
 
adj
1.  excessively sweet; sugary: a saccharine smile
2.  of, relating to, of the nature of, or containing sugar or saccharin
 
'saccharinely
 
adv
 
saccharinity
 
n

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saccharine
1674, "of or like sugar," from M.L. saccharum "sugar," from L. saccharon, from Gk. sakkharon, from Pali sakkhara, from Skt. sarkara "gravel, grit" (see sugar). Metaphoric sense of "overly sweet" first recorded 1841.
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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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