Definitions

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  • adj. Not sweet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not sweet, in any sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. distasteful
  • adj. (of champagne) moderately dry

Etymologies

un- +‎ sweet (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I would also say, "unsweet," but with the proviso that the buttermilk he insists upon for the cornbread requires a pinch (and if you're from the South, you know what a pinch is, if you're not, it requires a Southern grandmother to show you) of sugar.

    Page 4

  • But, seriously, Mr. Page, what is the matter with "unsweet"?

    Idle Comments

  • Other posters have made the point that McDonalds sells unsweet iced tea.

    Matthew Yglesias » McDonald’s Or Starbucks

  • Grace knows her parents will allow her participation in Dipo, based on the exchange she and Mama had earlier in the day when the two were sharing some unsweet “sweet bread.”

    Amaryllis in Blueberry

  • We eat the meat of his kill, and it tastes unsweet.

    IN THE FOREST OF THE NORTH

  • I didn't think sweet cornbread was a Yankee thing, just another option like sweet or unsweet tea.

    Cornbread -- how sweet it is | Homesick Texan

  • In the South, you shouln't have to even indicate sweet or unsweet.

    Cornbread -- how sweet it is | Homesick Texan

  • I prefer my cake a bit on the unsweet side but this is ridiculous.

    Regretsy – Lamb Chopped

  • One nice big cup of coffee in the morning and then a half (sweet) and half (unsweet) tea later in the day.

    zurt!!!

  • The prettiest little brick city, the pleasantest little park to ride in, the neatest comfortable people walking about, the canals not unsweet, and busy and picturesque with old-world life.

    Roundabout Papers

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  • Skipvia, don't tell me you're a Japanese schoolgirl too?

    October 13, 2007

  • I'm not a girl, arby, but I do play one on the Internet. Sometimes.

    October 13, 2007

  • I even edited that very comment, to add "your own" so that I didn't mislead skipvia into thinking s/he could edit other people's comments.

    October 13, 2007

  • I do it shamefully. Repeatedly.

    How are you feeling, uselessness? ;)

    October 13, 2007

  • You know skipvia, you can edit your own comments. (I do it shamelessly, all the time.)

    October 13, 2007

  • I must be getting rusty, didn't even catch that one! :-P

    October 13, 2007

  • Not a chance, uselessness. I'm going to let this one drop...

    Except to say that I'm sorry for the grammatical error in my original comment. Shoulda said "its."

    October 13, 2007

  • I love how, though fully aware of the effects of such an action, you still encourage skipvia to do it. Thanks, chica.

    October 13, 2007

  • Skipvia,
    Thank you. Thank you very much for spelling iced tea correctly. Bless your heart.

    Did you think about adding caf and decaf? Probably uselessness will crumple up in a ball, moaning. ;)

    October 13, 2007

  • Unsweetened.

    October 13, 2007

  • Iced tea, served in the southern US, in it's unnatural, non-sweetened form.

    October 13, 2007