sweet

sweet
I UK [swiːt] / US [swɪt] adjective
Word forms "sweet":
adjective sweet comparative sweeter superlative sweetest
***
1) tasting like sugar

I'd like something sweet, like a piece of cake.

This tea is too sweet.

She doesn't really like sweet things.

2)
a) pleasant in smell, sound, or appearance

The room is filled with the sweet fragrance of flowers.

The entire audience was entranced by her clear sweet voice.

a sweet little kitten

b) making you experience a pleasant feeling

The victory was sweet revenge for the team's defeat last season.

the sweet smell of success (= the pleasant feeling of success):

We have yet to experience the sweet smell of success.

3) kind, gentle, or nice to other people

Caroline was the sweetest little girl I have ever looked after.

sweet of:

It was so sweet of you to do this.

sweet FA/Fanny Adams — very informal nothing at all

your (own) sweet timeinformal if you take your own sweet time, or if you do something in your own sweet time, you take a long time to do it

He certainly took his own sweet time getting here.

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II UK [swiːt] / US [swɪt] noun
Word forms "sweet":
singular sweet plural sweets
*
1)
a) [countable] British a small piece of sweet food made with sugar. The usual American word is candy

a bag of sweets

b) [countable/uncountable] a sweet food that you eat at the end of a meal
2) old-fashioned used for talking to someone you love

Good night, my sweet.


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