/swit / (say sweet)

1. pleasing to the taste, especially having the pleasant taste or flavour characteristic of sugar, honey, etc.
2. not rancid, or stale; fresh.
3. fresh as opposed to salt, as water.
4. pleasing to the ear; making a pleasant or agreeable sound; musical.
5. pleasing to the smell; fragrant; perfumed.
6. pleasing or agreeable; yielding pleasure or enjoyment; delightful.
7. pleasant in disposition or manners; amiable; kind or gracious as a person, action, etc.
8. dear; beloved; precious.
9. easily managed; done or effected without effort: a sweet manoeuvre.
10. financially profitable and personally beneficial: a sweet deal.
11. (of wine) sweet-tasting (opposed to dry).
12. free from sourness or acidity, as soil.
13. Chemistry
a. devoid of corrosive or acidic substances.
b. (of substances such as petrol) containing no sulphur compounds.
14. Jazz performed with a regular beat, moderate tempo, and with melodic harmony.
15. Colloquial all right; satisfactory as arranged: everything will be sweet for the party.
16. in a sweet manner; sweetly.
17. Colloquial (an exclamation of delight, reassurance, approval, etc.)
18. sweet taste or flavour; sweet smell; sweetness.
19. that which is sweet.
20. Also, sweetie. any of various small confections made wholly or partly from sugar.
21. (often plural) any sweet dish, as a pudding, tart, etc., served at the end of a meal.
22. something pleasant to the mind or feelings.
23. a beloved person; darling; sweetheart.
phrase Colloquial
24. she'll be sweet, everything will be fine.
25. sweet (as)!, (an exclamation of approval, delight, admiration, etc.)
26. sweet as a nut, very satisfactory.
27. sweet on, in love with; fond of.
{Middle English and Old English swēte; distantly related to Latin suāvis}
sweetly, adverb
sweetness, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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