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Sweet and Savory Definitions

Sweet

Having the taste of sugar or a substance containing or resembling sugar, as honey or saccharin.

Savory

Appetizing to the taste or smell
A savory stew.

Sweet

Containing or derived from sugar.

Savory

Piquant, pungent, or salty to the taste; not sweet.

Sweet

Retaining some natural sugar; not dry
A sweet wine.
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Savory

Morally respectable; inoffensive
A past that was scarcely savory.

Sweet

Pleasing to the senses; agreeable
The sweet song of the lark.
A sweet face.

Savory

A dish of pungent taste, such as anchovies on toast or pickled fruit, sometimes served in Great Britain as an hors d'oeuvre or instead of a sweet dessert.

Sweet

Pleasing to the mind or feelings; gratifying
Sweet revenge.

Savory

An annual Mediterranean aromatic herb (Satureja hortensis) of the mint family, having pale lavender to white flowers. Also called summer savory.
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Sweet

Having a pleasing disposition; lovable
A sweet child.

Savory

A related Mediterranean aromatic perennial herb (Satureja montana), having white or pink flowers. Also called winter savory.

Sweet

Kind; gracious
It was sweet of him to help out.

Savory

The leaves of either of these plants, used as seasoning.

Sweet

Fragrant; perfumed
A sweet scent.

Savory

Tasty, attractive to the palate.
The fine restaurant presented an array of savory dishes; each was delicious.

Sweet

Not saline or salted
Sweet water.
Sweet butter.

Savory

Salty and/or spicy, but not sweet.
The mushrooms, meat, bread, rice, peanuts and potatoes were all good savory foods.

Sweet

Not spoiled, sour, or decaying; fresh
Sweet milk.

Savory

Umami, modern
The savory rabbit soup contrasted well with the sweet cucumber sandwiches with jam.

Sweet

Free of acid or acidity
Sweet soil.

Savory

(figuratively) Morally or ethically acceptable.
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Sweet

Low in sulfur content
Sweet fuel oil.

Savory

(American spelling) A savory snack.

Sweet

(Music) Of, relating to, or being a form of jazz characterized by adherence to a melodic line and to a time signature.

Savory

Any of several Mediterranean herbs, of the genus Satureja, grown as culinary flavourings.

Sweet

Remarkable; outstanding.

Savory

The leaves of these plants used as a flavouring.

Sweet

Used as an intensive
Took his own sweet time to finish.
Earns a sweet million per year.

Savory

Pleasing to the organs of taste or smell.
The chewing flocksHad ta'en their supper on the savory herb.

Sweet

In a sweet manner; sweetly.

Savory

An aromatic labiate plant (Satureia hortensis), much used in cooking; - also called summer savory.

Sweet

Sweet taste or quality; sweetness.

Savory

Any of several aromatic herbs or subshrubs of the genus Satureja having spikes of flowers attractive to bees

Sweet

Something sweet to the taste.

Savory

Dwarf aromatic shrub of Mediterranean regions

Sweet

Foods, such as candy, pastries, puddings, or preserves, that are high in sugar content.

Savory

Either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family

Sweet

(Informal) Sweet potatoes
Candied sweets.

Savory

An aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre

Sweet

A sweet dish, such as pudding, served as dessert.

Savory

Morally respectable or inoffensive;
A past that was scarcely savory

Sweet

A sweetmeat or confection.

Savory

Having an agreeably pungent taste

Sweet

A dear or beloved person.

Savory

Pleasing to the sense of taste

Sweet

Something pleasing to the mind or feelings.

Sweet

Having a pleasant taste, especially one relating to the basic taste sensation induced by sugar.
A sweet apple

Sweet

Having a taste of sugar.

Sweet

(wine) Retaining a portion of sugar.
Sweet wines are better dessert wines.

Sweet

Not having a salty taste.
Sweet butter

Sweet

Having a pleasant smell.
A sweet scent

Sweet

Not decaying, fermented, rancid, sour, spoiled, or stale.
Sweet milk

Sweet

Having a pleasant sound.
A sweet tune

Sweet

Having a pleasing disposition.
A sweet child
You're so sweet!

Sweet

Having a helpful disposition.
It was sweet of him to help out.

Sweet

(mineralogy) Free from excessive unwanted substances like acid or sulphur.
Sweet gas
Sweet soil
Sweet crude oil

Sweet

(informal) Very pleasing; agreeable.
The new Lexus was a sweet birthday gift.

Sweet

(slang) Doing well; in a good or happy position.

Sweet

Romantically fixated; enamored with; fond of.
The attraction was mutual and instant; they were sweet on one another from first sight.

Sweet

; not salt or brackish.
Sweet water

Sweet

To the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair.
A sweet face
A sweet colour or complexion

Sweet

An intensifier.

Sweet

Used as a positive response to good news or information.
They're making a sequel? Ah, sweet!

Sweet

In a sweet manner.

Sweet

(uncountable) The basic taste sensation induced by sugar.

Sweet

A confection made from sugar, or high in sugar content; a candy.

Sweet

A food eaten for dessert.
Can we see the sweet menu, please?

Sweet

Synonym of sweetheart, a term of affection.
Good evening, my sweet.

Sweet

(obsolete) That which is sweet or pleasant in odour; a perfume.

Sweet

(obsolete) Sweetness, delight; something pleasant to the mind or senses.

Sweet

To sweeten.

Sweet

Having an agreeable taste or flavor such as that of sugar; saccharine; - opposed to sour and bitter; as, a sweet beverage; sweet fruits; sweet oranges.

Sweet

Pleasing to the smell; fragrant; redolent; balmy; as, a sweet rose; sweet odor; sweet incense.
The breath of these flowers is sweet to me.

Sweet

Pleasing to the ear; soft; melodious; harmonious; as, the sweet notes of a flute or an organ; sweet music; a sweet voice; a sweet singer.
To make his English sweet upon his tongue.
A voice sweet, tremulous, but powerful.

Sweet

Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair; as, a sweet face; a sweet color or complexion.
Sweet interchangeOf hill and valley, rivers, woods, and plains.

Sweet

Fresh; not salt or brackish; as, sweet water.

Sweet

Not changed from a sound or wholesome state. Specifically: (a) Not sour; as, sweet milk or bread. (b) Not state; not putrescent or putrid; not rancid; as, sweet butter; sweet meat or fish.

Sweet

Plaesing to the mind; mild; gentle; calm; amiable; winning; presuasive; as, sweet manners.
Canst thou bind the sweet influence of Pleiades?
Mildness and sweet reasonableness is the one established rule of Christian working.

Sweet

That which is sweet to the taste; - used chiefly in the plural.

Sweet

That which is sweet or pleasant in odor; a perfume.

Sweet

That which is pleasing or grateful to the mind; as, the sweets of domestic life.
A little bitter mingled in our cup leaves no relish of the sweet.

Sweet

One who is dear to another; a darling; - a term of endearment.

Sweet

Sweetly.

Sweet

To sweeten.

Sweet

English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)

Sweet

A dish served as the last course of a meal

Sweet

A food rich in sugar

Sweet

The taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth

Sweet

The property of containing sugar

Sweet

Having a pleasant taste (as of sugar)

Sweet

Having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub;
An angelic smile
A cherubic face
Looking so seraphic when he slept
A sweet disposition

Sweet

Pleasing to the ear;
The dulcet tones of the cello

Sweet

One of the four basic taste sensations; very pleasant; like the taste of sugar or honey

Sweet

Pleasing to the senses;
The sweet song of the lark
The sweet face of a child

Sweet

Pleasing to the mind or feeling;
Sweet revenge

Sweet

Having a natural fragrance;
Odoriferous spices
The odorous air of the orchard
The perfumed air of June
Scented flowers

Sweet

(used of wines) having a sweet taste

Sweet

Not soured or preserved;
Sweet milk

Sweet

With sweetening added

Sweet

Not having a salty taste;
Sweet water

Sweet

In an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly');
Susan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly
How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank
Talking sweet to each other

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