- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)Sugary tasteNouns1. sweetness, sugariness, saccharinity; sweetening, [barley, brown, cane, caramel, confectioner's, cube, granulated, icing, light or dark brown, powdered, raw, spun, or superfine] sugar, molasses, honey, sirup, syrup; saccharin, aspartame, sugar substitute, artificial sweetener, corn syrup, fructose; nectar; breath sweetener, cachou.2.a. sweets, confection, confectionery, confectionary; fondant; icing, frosting; conserve, preserve, confiture, marmalade, jam, julep; licorice, jujube; caramel, candy, candy bar, candy cane, rock candy, saltwater taffy, cotton candy; nougat, nonpareil; lollipop, lemon drop, jawbreaker, jelly bean; chewing gum, chicle; sugarplum, bonbon, comfit, sweetmeat; halvah; taffy, butterscotch, bark, brittle; mint, spearmint, peppermint; marzipan, marchpane; chocolate, fudge, penuche, etc. Informal, sucker.b. nectar, mead, liqueur, cordial, sweet wine, punch, soda [water or pop], lemonade, carbonated drink (see drinking).c. dessert, pastry, pie, tart, cake, torte, cream puff, custard, pudding, etc.; ice cream, sherbet, frozen custard; zabaglione, gelato. See food.3. lover of sweets. Informal, chocaholic.Verbs — sweeten, sugar[-coat], candy, mull.Adjectives — sweet, saccharine; dulcet, candied, honeyed; luscious, lush; sweetened; sweet as sugar, honey, or candy; sugar-coated, sirupy.Antonyms, see sourness.II(Roget's IV) n.1. [Sweetness of taste]Syn. freshness, sugar content, palatableness, sweet taste, a taste like honey, flavor of honey.2. [Figurative sweetness]Syn. mildness, gentleness, docility, unselfishness, generosity, consideration.
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