Saccharine meaning

săkər-ĭn, -ə-rēn, -ə-rīn
Having a cloyingly sweet attitude, tone, or character.

A saccharine smile.

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Of or relating to sugar.
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(pejorative) Excessively sweet in action or disposition; syrupy.
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Saccharine, an alternative spelling for saccharin, is a white crystal that is used as a sugar substitute.

An example of saccharine is the sugar substitute commonly found on restaurant tables in pink packets.

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The definition of saccharine is something overly sweet or overly sentimental.

A really sappy and over-the-top Valentine's Day movie is an example of something that might be described as saccharine.

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Excessively sentimental.
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Of, having the nature of, containing, or producing sugar.
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Too sweet or syrupy.

A saccharine voice.

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Sentimental or romantic to the point of ridiculousness.
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Of or relating to saccharin.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of sugar or saccharin; sweet.
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Origin of saccharine

  • From Medieval Latin saccharum + -ine.

    From Wiktionary

  • From saccharin + -ine

    From Wiktionary