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Synonyms of 'sweet'

(adjective) 
Definition
tasting of or like sugar
a mug of sweet tea
Synonyms
sugary
sugary tea
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sweetened
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cloying
The film is sentimental but rarely cloying.
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honeyed (poetic)
I could smell the honeyed ripeness of melons and peaches.
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saccharine
The cashier smiled with saccharine sweetness.
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icky (informal)
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treacly
Opposites
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acetic
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vinegary
(adjective) 
the sweet smell of a summer garden
Synonyms
fragrant
fragrant oils and perfumes
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perfumed
sweetly-perfumed yellow flowers
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aromatic
a shrub with aromatic leaves
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redolent
The air was redolent of cinnamon and apple.
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sweet-smelling
Opposites
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festy (Australian, slang)
(adjective) 
Definition
fresh, clear, and clean
I gulped a breath of sweet air.
Synonyms
fresh
The air was fresh and she felt revived.
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clean
Disease is not a problem because clean water is available.
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pure
demands for pure and clean river water
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wholesome
It was all good, wholesome fun.
(adjective) 
Definition
(of a sound) pleasant and tuneful
the sweet sounds of Mozart
Synonyms
melodious
She spoke in a quiet melodious voice.
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musical
He had a soft, almost musical voice.
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harmonious
producing harmonious sounds
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soft
When he woke again he could hear soft music.
She spoke in a soft whisper.
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mellow
the mellow background music
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silvery
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tuneful
Melodic and tuneful, his songs made me weep.
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dulcet
her beautiful, dulcet voice
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sweet-sounding
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silver-toned
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euphonic
Opposites
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unmusical
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unharmonious
(adjective) 
Definition
kind and charming
He was a sweet man but he was hopeless with money.
Synonyms
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kind
He was a very kind man, full of common sense.
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gentle
a quiet and gentle man who liked sports and enjoyed life
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tender
tender, loving care
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affectionate
They seemed devoted to each other and were openly affectionate.
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amiable
She had been surprised at how amiable and polite he had seemed.
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sweet-tempered
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
attractive and delightful
a sweet little baby girl
Synonyms
delightful
The most delightful garden I had ever seen.
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appealing
That's a very appealing idea.
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cute
a cute little baby
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taking
He looked clean, childish, and very taking.
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winning
She had great charm and a winning personality.
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beautiful
a beautiful red-haired woman
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attractive
He was always very attractive to women.
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engaging
She was a most engaging child.
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lovable
His vulnerability makes him even more lovable.
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winsome
She gave him her most winsome smile.
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cutesy (informal)
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likable or likeable
Opposites
(adjective) 
(archaic)  my dear, sweet mother
Synonyms
beloved
He lost his beloved wife last year.
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dear
Mrs Cavendish is a dear friend of mine.
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darling
my darling baby boy
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pet
The proceeds will be split between her pet charities.
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treasured
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precious
her most precious possession
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cherished
(adjective) 
the sweet taste of success
Synonyms
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pleasant
a pleasant surprise
(noun) 
Definition
a shaped piece of confectionery consisting mainly of sugar
(British  They've always enjoyed fish and chips – and sweets and cakes.
Synonyms
confectionery
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candy (US)
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sweetie
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lolly (Australian, New Zealand)
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sweetmeat
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fondant
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bonbon
(noun) 
Definition
a dessert
(British)  The sweet was a mousse flavoured with lemon.
Synonyms
dessert
We had homemade ice cream for dessert.
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pudding
I tend to stick to fresh fruit for pudding.
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afters (British, informal)
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last course
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sweet course
(noun) 
`Welcome home, my sweet!' he said.
Synonyms
darling
Hello, darling!
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sweetheart
Happy birthday, sweetheart!
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beloved
He takes his beloved in his arms.
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dearest
What's wrong, my dearest?
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angel (informal)
Thank you. You're an angel.
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treasure
Charlie? Oh he's a treasure, he's so kind.
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honey

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Additional synonyms

in the sense of affectionate
Definition
having or displaying tenderness, affection, or warmth
They seemed devoted to each other and were openly affectionate.
in the sense of amiable
Definition
having a pleasant nature
She had been surprised at how amiable and polite he had seemed.
in the sense of angel
Definition
a person who is kind, pure, or beautiful
Thank you. You're an angel.

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