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  • sweet — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English swete, from Old English swēte; akin to Old High German suozi sweet, Latin suadēre to urge, suavis sweet, Greek hēdys Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) pleasing to the taste (2) being or inducing the one of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sweet-faced — adjective having a pleasing face or one showing a sweet disposition (Freq. 1) a sweet faced child • Similar to: ↑faced …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet-tempered — sweet temperedness, n. /sweet tem peuhrd/, adj. having a gentle and equable disposition; pleasant. [1625 35] * * * sweet temˈpered adjective Having a mild, amiable disposition • • • Main Entry: ↑sweet …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet — [swēt] adj. [ME swete < OE, akin to swot, sweetness, Ger süss, sweet < IE base * swad , pleasing to taste > Gr hēdys, sweet, L suadere, to persuade & suavis, sweet] 1. a) having a taste of, or like that of, sugar b) containing sugar in… …   English World dictionary

  • sweet — sweet, engaging, winning, winsome, dulcet are comparable when they are applied to persons or things with respect to the sensations they evoke or the impressions they produce and mean distinctly pleasing or charming because devoid of all that… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • sweet-tempered — sweet temperedness, n. /sweet tem peuhrd/, adj. having a gentle and equable disposition; pleasant. [1625 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sweet spirit of niter — Spirit Spir it, n. [OF. espirit, esperit, F. esprit, L. spiritus, from spirare to breathe, to blow. Cf. {Conspire}, {Expire}, {Esprit}, {Sprite}.] 1. Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself. [Obs.] All of spirit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweet spirit of niter — Spirit Spir it, n. [OF. espirit, esperit, F. esprit, L. spiritus, from spirare to breathe, to blow. Cf. {Conspire}, {Expire}, {Esprit}, {Sprite}.] 1. Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself. [Obs.] All of spirit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweet — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} (BrE) noun ⇨ See also ↑candy ADJECTIVE ▪ chewy, jelly, sugary ▪ boiled ▪ cough, throat … OF SWEE …   Collocations dictionary

  • sweet — /swit / (say sweet) adjective 1. pleasing to the taste, especially having the pleasant taste or flavour characteristic of sugar, honey, etc. 2. not rancid, or stale; fresh. 3. fresh as opposed to salt, as water. 4. pleasing to the ear; making a… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • sweet — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. sugary (see sweetness); pleasing; amiable; dear, precious; fragrant, sweet smelling. Ant., sour, unpleasant, foul smelling. n. candy, bonbon, dessert, etc. See pleasure, courtesy, dearness, odor. II …   English dictionary for students


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