Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of sugar or saccharin; sweet.
  • adjective Having a cloyingly sweet attitude, tone, or character.
  • adjective Excessively sentimental.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of sugar; having the qualities of sugar: as, a saccharine taste; the saccharine matter of the cane-juice; also, in botany, covered with shining grains like those of sugar. Also saccharous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A trade name for benzoic sulphinide.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to sugar; having the qualities of sugar; producing sugar; sweet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to saccharin.
  • adjective Of or relating to sugar.
  • adjective pejorative Excessively sweet in action or disposition; syrupy.
  • adjective Sentimental or romantic to the point of ridiculousness.

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

  • adjective overly sweet

Etymologies

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From sacharin + -ine

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From Medieval Latin saccharum + -ine.

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