sweet|ness [ˈswi:tnıs] n [U]
1.) how sweet something tastes or smells
the sweetness of the wild rose
2.) how pleasant something is
a smile of great sweetness
3.) be all sweetness and light
a) to behave in a way that is very pleasant and friendly, especially when you do not normally behave like this
She's all sweetness and light when Paul's around.
b) to be enjoyable and without problems
Life is not all sweetness and light.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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