saccharine: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sak'ur-in, -u-rēn", -u-rīn"), [key]
— adj.
  1. of the nature of or resembling that of sugar: a powdery substance with a saccharine taste.
  2. containing or yielding sugar.
  3. very sweet to the taste; sugary: a saccharine dessert.
  4. cloyingly agreeable or ingratiating: a saccharine personality.
  5. exaggeratedly sweet or sentimental: a saccharine smile; a saccharine song of undying love.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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