Definition of sweetness in English:

sweetness

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Pronunciation: /ˈswiːtnəs
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1The quality of being sweet.
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    • 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, sweetness
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    • 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.

Phrases

sweetness and light

Social or political harmony: the relationship was by no means all sweetness and light
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  • Underlying Arnoldian ideals of sweetness and light was a concern for social unity mingled with national pride.
Good-natured benevolence: when he’s around she’s all sweetness and light
[taken from Swift and used with aesthetic or moral reference, first by Arnold in Culture and Anarchy (1869)]

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