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  • adj. Too sweet; excessively sweet.


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over- +‎ sweet


  • You can tell they come from the same place and time- Scott Peacock even recalls the very same cake-mix cobbler recipe, as being tasty, but a bit "oversweet".


  • I love a note of slight sourness and bitterness because actually, something that is oversweet is not thirst-quenching.

    Nigella's Summer Snacks To Stay Cool And 'Fresh'

  • In fact, I can barely drink them anymore, as they taste oversweet!

    The Doctor is In

  • “You need to learn to share,” he said, popping the oversweet popcorn into his mouth.

    And One Last Thing…

  • There wasn't enough caramel to make it oversweet, and the preservation method of the cherries was a little bitter as well, which is a win for me.

    Barnstorming on an Invisible Segway

  • This stuff was vile, with the dusty oversweet industrial taste of the Chinese corn syrup that had been used to adulterate it.


  • The scent was overripe, oversweet, mortifying and fructifying.


  • So not worth it; this was gummy, oversweet and uninteresting.

    Downtown Lunch: Mobile Fried Chicken | Midtown Lunch: Downtown NYC

  • It has a mild, not oversweet flavor this is one of the nice things about pastry here--it is sweet enough, and no more, and the pastry is light and flaky.

    Galettes du Roy et Tarte Chèvre et Épinards

  • We had to get to school 30-60 minutes earlier than usual, stand in line in the sweltering heat, watch some "dignitary" we didn't know or care about raise the flag in an awkward manner and pose for pictures that would make the next day's local papers, and then pick up oversweet candy with our sweaty hands to make up for a job well done.

    Anand Chandrasekaran: On Freedom


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