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Thursday, May 02, 2013

Definitions for saccharine

  1. exaggeratedly sweet or sentimental: a saccharine smile; a saccharine song of undying love.
  2. of the nature of or resembling that of sugar: a powdery substance with a saccharine taste.
  3. containing or yielding sugar.

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Citations for saccharine
Nellie's saccharine Bryn Mawr voice tried to turn away the other voice that again said, "Your incredible Bryn Mawr, Nell." H.D., HERmione, 1927
There are lovely if saccharine ballads destined to be played at weddings in the year 2020... Ben Greenman, "The Wonder Stuff," The New Yorker, October 17, 2005
Origin of saccharine
1665-1675
Saccharine comes from the Sanskrit word śarkarā meaning "sugar."
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