Definition of saccharine adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(less frequent saccharin) adjective
BrE BrE//ˈsækəriːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsækəriːn//
; BrE BrE//ˈsækərɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsækərɪn//
(disapproving) Love
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(of people or things) too emotional in a way that seems exaggerated synonym sentimental a saccharine smile saccharine songs See related entries: Love Word Originlate 17th cent.: from modern Latin saccharum + -ine.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: saccharine