sweet Definition

  • 1having the pleasant taste characteristic of sugar or honey; not salty, sour, or bitter
  • 2pleasing in general; delightful or gratifying
  • 3having a pleasing disposition; lovable or charming

Using sweet: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "sweet" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    This cake is really sweet.

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    She has a sweet smile.

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    He gave her a sweet kiss on the forehead.

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    The sweet scent of flowers filled the air.

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    It was sweet of you to help me with my homework.

sweet Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for sweet

Idioms Using sweet

  • the optimal point or range for achieving the best results


    The sweet spot for this car's engine is between 60 and 70 miles per hour.

  • to accept both the good and bad aspects of something


    In any relationship, you have to take the bitter with the sweet.

  • used to express the pleasure of being back in one's own home


    After a long trip, it's good to be home sweet home.

Phrases with sweet

  • a love for sugary foods or drinks


    I have a sweet tooth and can't resist chocolate.

  • sweet talk

    flattering or persuasive talk used to persuade someone to do something


    He used sweet talk to convince her to go on a date with him.

  • used to wish someone a good night's sleep


    Goodnight, sweet dreams!

Origins of sweet

from Old English 'swēte', meaning 'pleasing to the senses'


Summary: sweet in Brief

The term 'sweet' [swiːt] refers to something that has a pleasant taste, is delightful or gratifying, or has a pleasing disposition. It can describe food, people, smells, and actions, as in 'This cake is really sweet,' 'She has a sweet smile,' and 'It was sweet of you to help me with my homework.' 'Sweet' extends into phrases like 'sweet tooth,' and idioms like 'the sweet spot,' denoting the optimal point for achieving the best results.

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