sweetness and light

noun

Definition of sweetness and light

1 :a harmonious combination of beauty and enlightenment viewed as a hallmark of culture
2 a :amiable reasonableness of disposition
  • they were all sweetness and light
b :an untroubled or harmonious state or condition
  • but all was not sweetness and light

First Known Use of sweetness and light

1869


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