saccharine


sac·cha·rine

adjective \ˈsa-k(ə-)rən, -kə-ˌrēn, -kə-ˌrīn\

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

Full Definition of SACCHARINE

1
a :  of, relating to, or resembling that of sugar <saccharine taste>
b :  yielding or containing sugar <saccharine vegetables>
2
:  overly or sickishly sweet <saccharine flavor>
3
:  ingratiatingly or affectedly agreeable or friendly
4
:  overly sentimental :  mawkish <a saccharine love story>
sac·cha·rin·i·ty \ˌsa-kə-ˈri-nə-tē\ noun

Examples of SACCHARINE

  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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sac·cha·rine

adjective \ˈsak-(ə-)rən also -ə-ˌrēn or -ə-ˌrīn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SACCHARINE

1
a : of, relating to, or resembling that of sugar <saccharine taste> b : yielding or containing sugar <a saccharine fluid>
2
: overly or sickeningly sweet <saccharine flavor>

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