Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 396 (Sweetness)

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#396. Sweetness. -- N. sweetness, dulcitude[obs].

sugar, syrup, treacle, molasses, honey, manna; confection, confectionary; sweets, grocery, conserve, preserve, confiture[obs], jam, julep; sugar-candy, sugar-plum; licorice, marmalade, plum, lollipop, bonbon, jujube, comfit, sweetmeat; apple butter, caramel, damson, glucose; maple sirup[obs], maple syrup, maple sugar; mithai[obs], sorghum, taffy.

nectar; hydromel[obs], mead, meade[obs], metheglin[obs], honeysuckle, liqueur, sweet wine, aperitif.

[sources of sugar] sugar cane, sugar beets.

[sweet foods] desert, pastry, pie, cake, candy, ice cream, tart, puff, pudding (food) 298.

dulcification|, dulcoration|.

sweetener, corn syrup, cane sugar, refined sugar, beet sugar, dextrose; artificial sweetener, saccharin, cyclamate, aspartame, Sweet'N Low.

V. be sweet &c. adj.

render sweet &c. adj.; sweeten; edulcorate[obs]; dulcorate|, dulcify|; candy; mull. Adj. sweet; saccharine, sacchariferous[obs]; dulcet, candied, honied[obs], luscious, lush, nectarious[obs], melliferous[obs]; sweetened &c. v.

sweet as a nut, sweet as sugar, sweet as honey.

sickly sweet.

Phr. eau sucre[Fr]; " sweets to the sweet " [Hamlet].