1having the pleasant taste characteristic of sugar or honey; not salt, sour, or bitter:a cup of hot sweet tea (of air, water, or food) fresh, pure, and untainted:lungfuls of the clean, sweet air [often in combination] smelling pleasant like flowers or perfume; fragrant:a bunch of sweet-smelling flowers (of sound) melodious or harmonious:the sweet notes of the flute
chiefly US denoting music, especially jazz, played at a steady tempo without improvisation.
2pleasing in general; delightful:it was the sweet life he had always craved highly satisfying or gratifying:some sweet, short-lived revenge working, moving, or done smoothly or easily:the sweet handling of this motorcycle 3(of a person or action) pleasant and kind or thoughtful:a very sweet nurse came along it was sweet of you to come charming and endearing:a sweet little cat dear; beloved:my sweet love archaic used as a respectful form of address:go to thy rest, sweet sir 4
, dated infatuated or in love with:she seemed quite sweet on him
5used for emphasis in various phrases and exclamations:What had happened? Sweet nothing
1British a small shaped piece of confectionery made with sugar:a bag of sweets 2British a sweet dish forming a course of a meal; a pudding or dessert. 3used as an affectionate form of address:hello, my sweet
or literary the sweet part or element of something:you have had the bitter, now comes the sweet
) the pleasures or delights found in something:the sweets of office