- 1The quality of being sweet.More example sentences
- Marcus, for all his sweetness and good qualities, seems rather like a dead fish next to Lee.
- Even scones and cakes will be better and lighter than usual, and have a delicious freshness and sweetness of flavour.
- Cumin goes so well with carrots, adding a Middle-Eastern flavour to the carrots sweetness.
- 1.1Used as an affectionate form of address, though often ironically: I’ve just got to go, sweetnessMore example sentences
- No, sweetness, you're just shopping from a rack at the back of Top Shop.
- John, sweetness: you don't have a chance of ever being half as cool as Des.
sweetness and light
- Social or political harmony: the relationship was by no means all sweetness and lightMore example sentences
- Underlying Arnoldian ideals of sweetness and light was a concern for social unity mingled with national pride.
[taken from Swift and used with aesthetic or moral reference, first by Arnold in Culture and Anarchy (1869)]
More definitions of sweetnessDefinition of sweetness in:
- The US English dictionary