Definition of


  1. (adj, all) overly sweet

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Synonyms of Saccharine

cloying, syrupy, treacly

Alternate forms of Saccharine

Derivations: saccharinity

Origin of the word Saccharine

  1. 1674, "of or like sugar," from M.L. saccharum "sugar," from L. saccharon, from Gk. sakkharon, from Pali sakkhara, from Skt. sarkara "gravel, grit" (see sugar). Metaphoric sense of "overly sweet" first recorded 1841. more

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