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saccharine

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adjective sac·cha·rine \ˈsa-k(ə-)rən, -kə-ˌrēn, -kə-ˌrīn\

Simple Definition of saccharine

  • : too sweet or sentimental : sweet or sentimental in a way that does not seem sincere or genuine

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of saccharine

  1. 1a :  of, relating to, or resembling that of sugar <saccharine taste>b :  yielding or containing sugar <saccharine vegetables>

  2. 2 :  overly or sickishly sweet <saccharine flavor>

  3. 3 :  ingratiatingly or affectedly agreeable or friendly

  4. 4 :  overly sentimental :  mawkish <a saccharine love story>

saccharinity play \ˌsa-kə-ˈri-nə-tē\ noun

Examples of saccharine in a sentence

  1. <the movie was funny, but it had a saccharine ending in which everyone lives happily ever after>



Origin of saccharine

Latin saccharum


First Known Use: circa 1674

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saccharine

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adjective sac·cha·rine \ˈsak-(ə-)rən also -ə-ˌrēn or -ə-ˌrīn\

Medical Definition of saccharine

  1. 1a:  of, relating to, or resembling that of sugar <saccharine taste>b:  yielding or containing sugar <a saccharine fluid>

  2. 2:  overly or sickeningly sweet <saccharine flavor>





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