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Synonyms of sweet in English:


  • 1 a packet of sweet biscuits
    sugary, sweetened, saccharine;
    sugared, honeyed, candied, glacé;
    syrupy, treacly, sickly, cloying
    [Antonyms] sour, sharp, savoury
  • 2 the fresh sweet perfume of roses
    literary ambrosial, redolent
  • 3 she sang the tune in her sweet silvery voice
    [Antonyms] harsh, discordant
  • 4 life was still sweet, despite Father's mean ways
    pleasant, pleasing, agreeable, delightful, nice, satisfying, gratifying, welcome, good, acceptable, to one's liking, entertaining, charming, inviting, attractive, fine
    informal lovely, great
    [Antonyms] harsh, disagreeable
  • 5 she breathed in the sweet March air
    pure, wholesome, fresh, uncontaminated, clean, clear, not sour, not rotten
    [Antonyms] harsh, rotten
  • 6 she had such a sweet nature
    likeable, appealing, engaging, amiable, pleasant, agreeable, genial, friendly, nice, good-natured, kind, kindly, kind-hearted, thoughtful, considerate;
    Italian & Spanish simpatico
    dated taking
    [Antonyms] nasty
  • 7 she looks quite sweet all tucked up
    cute, lovable, adorable, endearing, charming, attractive, dear
    informal adorbs
  • Phrases

    sweet on
    informal he had been sweet on a couple of local girls
    [Antonyms] indifferent to
    fond of, taken with, attracted to, charmed by, captivated by, enchanted by, in love with, enamoured of, infatuated with, love-struck by, keen on, devoted to, smitten with, head over heels in love with
    informal gone on, mad about, struck on, daft about, into, bowled over by, swept off one's feet by
    North American informal twitterpated by


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  • 1 I got some sweets for the children
    piece of confectionery, chocolate, bonbon, fondant, toffee;
    North American  candy
    informal sweetie
  • 2 you can whip up this delicious sweet in five minutes
    dessert, pudding, sweet course, second course, last course
    British informal afters, pud
  • 3 happy birthday my sweet!
    dear, darling, dearest, dear one, love, sweetheart, beloved, honey, pet, treasure, angel
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