from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of sugar or saccharin; sweet.
  • adj. Having a cloyingly sweet attitude, tone, or character: a saccharine smile.
  • adj. Excessively sentimental: "It was enough for him to rely on sentiment . . . and saccharine assertions about The Home” ( Kate Millett).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to sugar; having the qualities of sugar; producing sugar; sweet.
  • n. A trade name for benzoic sulphinide.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

  • adj. overly sweet


From Medieval Latin saccharum + -ine. (Wiktionary)
From sacharin + -ine (Wiktionary)



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