food/drink1 containing, or tasting as if it contains, a lot of sugarHe likes his coffee sweet.sweet foodI had a craving for something sweet.sweet sherryThis apple pie is too sweet for me. antonym sour compare bitter, salty
smell2 having a pleasant smell synonym fragranta sweet-smelling roseThe air was sweet with incense.
sound3 having a pleasant sounda sweet voice
pure4 pleasant and not containing any harmful substancesthe sweet air of a mountain village
satisfying5 making you feel happy and/or satisfiedGoodnight. Sweet dreams.I can't tell you how sweet this victory is.He played a sweet shot onto the final green (= in golf ).an act of sweet revenge
kind6 having or showing a kind characterShe gave him her sweetest smile.He's one of the sweetest people I know.It was sweet of them to offer to help.He's not what you'd call sweet-tempered!
attractive7 (especially of children or small things) attractive synonym cuteThe kids look sweet in this photograph.
good8 Sweet! (informal) used to show that you approve of somethingFree tickets? Sweet!
be sweet on someone(old-fashioned, informal) to like someone very much in a romantic waybe sweet on
have a sweet tooth(informal) to like food that contains a lot of sugarhave a sweet tooth
home sweet home(often ironic) used to say how pleasant your home is (especially when you really mean that it is not pleasant at all)home sweet home
in your own sweet time/way
how and when you want to, even though this might annoy other peopleHe always does the work, but in his own sweet time.in your own sweet timein your own sweet way
short and sweet(informal) pleasant but not lasting a long timeWe don't have much time so I'll keep it short and sweet.short and sweet
romantic wordsto whisper sweet nothings in someone's earsweet nothings