Definition of sweet adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    sweet

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//swit//
     
    (sweeter, sweetest)
     
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    food/drink
  1. 1 containing, or tasting as if it contains, a lot of sugar He likes his coffee sweet. sweet food I had a craving for something sweet. sweet sherry This apple pie is too sweet for me. opposite sour compare bitter, salty
  2. smell
  3. 2having a pleasant smell synonym fragrant a sweet-smelling rose The air was sweet with incense.
  4. sound
  5. 3having a pleasant sound a sweet voice
  6. pure
  7. 4pleasant and not containing any harmful substances the sweet air of a mountain village
  8. satisfying
  9. 5making you feel happy and/or satisfied Goodnight.Sweet dreams. I can't tell you how sweet this victory is. He played a sweet shot onto the final green (= in golf ). an act of sweet revenge
  10. kind
  11. 6having or showing a kind character She gave him her sweetest smile. He's one of the sweetest people I know. It was sweet of them to offer to help. He's not what you'd call sweet-tempered!
  12. attractive
  13. 7 (especially of children or small things) attractive synonym cute The kids look sweet in this photograph.
  14. good
  15. 8 Sweet! (informal) used to show that you approve of something Free tickets? Sweet!
  16. Idioms
    be sweet on somebody(old-fashioned)(informal)
     
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    to like someone very much in a romantic way
    have a sweet tooth(informal)
     
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    to like food that contains a lot of sugar
    in your own sweet time/way
     
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    how and when you want to, even though this might annoy other people He always does the work, but in his own sweet time.
    sweet nothings
     
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    romantic words to whisper sweet nothings in someone's ear
    the sweet smell of success(informal)
     
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    the pleasant feeling of being successful
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