saccharine

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

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of saccharine

Latin saccharum

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SACCHARINE Defined for English Language Learners

saccharine

adjective

Definition of saccharine for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

saccharine

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

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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