sweet

sweet
1 /swi:t/ adjective
1 TASTE having a taste like sugar: This tea is too sweet. | a sweet apple | sweet wine
—compare bitter 1 (4), dry 1 (9), sour 1 (1)
2 CHARACTER kind, gentle, and friendly: a sweet smile | How sweet of you to remember my birthday!
—see also: sweet­tempered
3 CHILDREN/SMALL THINGS especially BrE looking pretty and attractive; cute: Your little boy looks very sweet in his new coat.
4 THOUGHTS/EMOTIONS making you feel pleased, happy, and satisfied: Revenge is sweet.
5 SMELLS having a pleasant smell; fragrant: sweet-smelling flowers
6 SOUNDS pleasant to listen to: She had a very sweet singing voice.
7 have a sweet tooth to like things that taste of sugar
8 keep sb sweet informal to behave in pleasant, friendly way towards someone, because you want them to help you later: I'm trying to keep Angela sweet so that she'll lend me her notes.
9 in your own sweet way if you do something in your own sweet way, you do it in exactly the way that you want to, without considering what other people say or think: I'd rather carry on in my own sweet way, if you don't mind.
10 sweet deal AmE a really good deal
11 sweet FA also sweet Fanny Adams BrE informal used to say fuck all (=nothing at all) when you want to avoid using the word `fuck': “How much did they pay you for that job?” “Sweet FA!”
12 sweet nothings things that lovers say to each other: a couple whispering sweet nothings to each other
13 be sweet on sb old-fashioned to be very attracted to or in love with someone
—see also: home sweet home home 1 (16), short and sweet short 1 (9), sweetness — sweetly adverb 2 noun
1 (C) BrE a small piece of sweet food made of sugar or chocolate; candy AmE: Eating sweets is bad for your teeth.
2 (C, U) BrE sweet food served at the end of a meal; dessert: Would you like a sweet, or some cheese and biscuits?
3 (my) sweet old-fashioned used when speaking to someone you love: Don't cry, my sweet.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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