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Synonyms of sweet in English:


  • 1 sweet cinnamon buns
    sugary, sweetened, saccharine;
    sugared, honeyed, candied, glacé;
    sickly, cloying
    [Antonyms] sour, savory
  • 2 the sweet scent of roses
    fragrant, aromatic, perfumed
  • 3 her sweet voice
    [Antonyms] harsh, discordant
  • 4 life was still sweet
    pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, agreeable, delightful, nice, satisfying, gratifying, good, acceptable, fine
    informallovely, great
    [Antonyms] harsh, disagreeable
  • 5 the sweet April air
    pure, wholesome, fresh, clean, clear
    [Antonyms] harsh, rotten
  • 6 she has a sweet nature
    likable, appealing, engaging, amiable, pleasant, agreeable, genial, friendly, nice, kind, thoughtful, considerate;
    [Antonyms] nasty
  • 7 she looks quite sweet
    cute, lovable, adorable, endearing, charming, attractive, dear
  • 8 my sweet Lydia
    dear, dearest, darling, beloved, loved, cherished, precious, treasured
  • noun

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  • 1 (sweets) trying to cut back on sweets
  • 2 happy birthday, my sweet!
    dear, darling, dearest, love, sweetheart, beloved, honey, hon, pet, treasure, angel
  • Phrases

    sweet on

    informal it's obvious that Sam is sweet on Joanie
    fond of, taken with, attracted to, in love with, enamored of, captivated by, infatuated with, keen on, devoted to, smitten with, moonstruck by
    informalmad about, bowled over by

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