sweetness and light

noun
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

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

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First Known Use of sweetness and light

1869


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