Saccharine is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of saccharine, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
saccharine(săkˈər-ĭn, -ə-rēnˌ, -ə-rīnˌ)
(adjective) - overly sweet
EXAMPLES - Saccharine in a Sentence
- But this saccharine joke of a name is taking on a new meaning. (source)
- So Obama's "saccharine" speech was about as realpolitik as it gets. (source)
- It was the saccharine fiction of a 1950s Audie Murphy war movie, but it worked. (source)
- Andrews agreed that "if we weren't careful, the film could've been dreadfully saccharine." (source)
- Here is the same kind of saccharine melody that makes mawkish the trio in the "Marche Funebre." (source)
- At worst, sometimes, like saccharine tears, it feels cathartic to have your prejudices reconfirmed. (source)
- To eliminate the saccharine aftertaste of the previous segment, they announced that Pam & Damian were safe. (source)
- On Sunday morning, I went to to the market to purchase this savory bounty that would soon become saccharine. (source)
- Aside from being a bit too saccharine (at least to my sensibilities), it is devoid of any numerical association. (source)
- Lucinda's songwriting is simple yet elegant, touching, sometimes sweet (but not saccharine), concise, and insightful. (source)
- James Herriot is one of my biggest comfort authors, and for comfort books I think I am okay with things getting a bit saccharine. (source)
- 'Turan says otherwise: 'a 3-D animated feature so saccharine that sappy sentimentality is more of a danger than exposure to evil.' (source)
- Things have gotten really weird on The Hills, and the show, much like that saccharine drink, was a lot more "in" three seasons ago. (source)
- I am forever surprised at exactly how often I agree with Clay, Aspertame, sucralose, saccharine, all are actually toxic to the body. (source)
- Contra the saccharine proverbs beloeved of the teaching profession, children are not "candles to be lit"; they are buckets to be filled. (source)
- There's nothing sappy or saccharine about two broken, emotional disasters who are still recovering from the respective hands they've each been dealt. (source)
- Come to think of it, in the saccharine glow of morning last night's shindig looks slightly less like a riot and more like a scene from Dawson's Creek. (source)
- Drinkers were still suffering the saccharine hangover of the Cosmo craze, when anything candy-colored and candy-sweet passed as a sophisticated cocktail. (source)
- The band's songs are nifty little concoctions, with fuzzy guitars and gauzy keyboards that create a vibe that's nostalgic without being overly saccharine. (source)
- Judging by this cliched break-up album overflowing with nasty drum machines, vocoders and saccharine backing vocals she obviously doesn't like them very much. (source)
- Empathy without saccharine is just the perfect recipe for me, and I felt so much better after talking with her, someone who really knows me better than almost anyone. (source)
- And new love, full of magic and promise can in the next moment teeter on the brink of becoming too "saccharine" or blowing up, melting down or drowning in bitter tears. (source)
- The book occasionally lurches into historical recitation, and a subplot about the humbling of a virulently racist mother and son is as saccharine as a Hallmark made-for-TV movie. (source)
- "I've always known girls from the South could get a bad rap for being kind of saccharine, but Palmetto should have taken out a patent on its own brand of artificiality," she muses. (source)
- Grant Robertson The Best Musical Album for Children category goes beyond the kind of cloying, saccharine sounds that please kids too young to know better but drive discerning parents batty. (source)
- Her strict morality and goodness are accompanied by a straightforwardness, almost a brusqueness of manner, that sets her off from the saccharine heroines of conventional sentimental fiction. (source)
- They cue up the most repellently saccharine country-and-western ballads for the bride's first dance with her father, or if not that, something hopelessly inappropriate like "Baby I Need Your Loving." (source)
- Wasn't there -- we faintly recall a saccharine tune sung by someone who strode stiffly to and fro in a glare of amber footlights -- wasn't there a song about: "And I lo-ong to settle down, in that old Long (source)
- Young readers who are fond of princesses but not necessarily drawn to the sparkly saccharine, pure-pink variety so often seen in children's books are likely to find this oversize volume absolutely entrancing. (source)
- Bring down the amount of chocolate and cherry liqueurs dramatically, ditch the egg white, and you get an elegant brandy cocktail with just enough candy sweetness to make it worthy of this most saccharine of holidays. (source)
- The first performance I saw didn't do much to change my mind: Charles Gounod's Faust seemed almost risibly vulgar, reducing one of the great stories of western culture to a series of saccharine, melodramatic gestures. (source)
- One of the weaker points of "Salome" is also one of the most familiar: the "Dance of the Seven Veils," frequently excerpted in concert, is as frequently dumped on by critics for its cheap, saccharine, film-music presentation. (source)
- Working with collaborators including Phil Spector and Jeff Barry, Ms. Greenwich became one of early pop's most prolific writers, known for creating catchy, saccharine songs for all-female groups like the Crystals and the Dixie Cups. (source)
- This early work is that of a young man still coming to terms with his sexuality and politics; there is a gentle, tentative longing here that would border on the saccharine were the poet not so evidently and deeply invested in every line. (source)
- Patsy needed someone to be brusquely rude about the way she bullied everyone with saccharine; but if ever openly crossed she could produce so intense an expression of 'poor little me-dom' that potential critics found themselves comforting her instead. (source)
- Perhaps to prove the point that presidential qualifications range far and wide, with education and Ivy League seemingly not the most important and sometimes deceptive distractions, icing sweetened with saccharine, as in the case of the two Bush presidencies. (source)
- If anyone thinks that the director of a simpering, pandering, saccharine tween vampire saga which, um, sucked -- little vampire joke had a shot at directing a gritty true story about a boxer past his prime and struggling with an insane family then I'd be kind of surprised. (source)
- In between the visits to art exhibits at the Lourve and saccharine statements of mutual admiration, the summit was underscored by several major business agreements, including the controversial decision to sell to Russia not just one, but four Mistral class assault ships for $2 billion -- the first sale of its kind from a NATO member in history. (source)
- He pays to produce a music video, starring said teenage daughter (feel free, at this moment, to make comparisons to a recent cultural phenomenon if you are so inclined); shortly after this saccharine song (a country-western pop anthem that we have done our dead level best to perform without irony) appears on-line, our delusional dad goes missing. (source)
- The late 1970s and 1980s were the golden age of cancer scares, when hardly a news cycle seemed to go by without the discovery of some new carcinogen that was devastating American lives -- air and water pollutants, artificial sweeteners like aspartame and saccharine, pesticides and herbicides like EDB and Alar, radiation from nuclear power plants and radon deposits, etc. (source)
- Setting aside some of the saccharine and partial views of China in this thread for the moment, I have to agree with Verity when she says that the Labour government's talking up of this case was cynically calculated for domestic political gain among its constituency of muslims and bleeding hearts after a decision that any damage to Anglo-Sino relations was a price worth paying for electoral advantage. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 41.0, which suggests that "saccharine" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 7 synonyms for saccharine.
candied, cloying, honeyed, ingratiating, sentimental, sweet, syrupy
We have 0 antonyms for saccharine.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (săkˈər-ĭn, -ə-rēnˌ, -ə-rīnˌ)
View up to 25 definitions of saccharine from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Of, relating to, or characteristic of sugar or saccharin; sweet.
- (adjective) Having a cloyingly sweet attitude, tone, or character: a saccharine smile.
- (adjective) Excessively sentimental: "It was enough for him to rely on sentiment . . . and saccharine assertions about The Home” ( Kate Millett).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Of or relating to sugar.
- (adjective) Excessively sweet in action or disposition; syrupy.
- (adjective) Sentimental or romantic to the point of ridiculousness.
- (adjective) Of or relating to saccharin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Of or pertaining to sugar; having the qualities of sugar; producing sugar; sweet.
- (noun) A trade name for benzoic sulphinide.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of sugar; having the qualities of sugar: as, a saccharine taste; the saccharine matter of the cane-juice; also, in botany, covered with shining grains like those of sugar. Also saccharous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) overly sweet