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Humbug vs. Sweet

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Humbugnoun

A hoax, jest, or prank.

Sweetadjective

Having a pleasant taste, especially one relating to the basic taste sensation induced by sugar.

‘a sweet apple’;

Humbugnoun

A fraud or sham countable; hypocrisy uncountable.

Sweetadjective

Having a taste of sugar.

Humbugnoun

A fraudster, cheat, or hypocrite.

Sweetadjective

Containing a sweetening ingredient.

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Humbugnoun

Nonsense.

Sweetadjective

(wine) Retaining a portion of sugar.

‘Sweet wines are better dessert wines.’;

Humbugnoun

A type of hard sweet (candy), usually peppermint flavoured with a striped pattern.

Sweetadjective

Not having a salty taste.

‘sweet butter’;

Humbugnoun

Anything complicated, offensive, troublesome, unpleasant or worrying; a misunderstanding, especially if trivial.

Sweetadjective

Having a pleasant smell.

‘a sweet scent’;

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Humbugnoun

A fight.

Sweetadjective

Not decaying, fermented, rancid, sour, spoiled, or stale.

‘sweet milk’;

Humbugnoun

A gang.

Sweetadjective

Having a pleasant sound.

‘a sweet tune’;

Humbugnoun

A false arrest on trumped-up charges.

Sweetadjective

Having a pleasing disposition.

‘a sweet child’;

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Humbugnoun

(Perhaps by extension) The piglet of the wild boar.

Sweetadjective

Having a helpful disposition.

‘It was sweet of him to help out.’;

Humbuginterjection

(slang) Balderdash!, nonsense!, rubbish!

Sweetadjective

(mineralogy) Free from excessive unwanted substances like acid or sulphur.

‘sweet soil’; ‘sweet crude oil’;

Humbugverb

(slang) To play a trick on someone, to cheat, to swindle, to deceive.

Sweetadjective

(informal) Very pleasing; agreeable.

‘The new Lexus was a sweet birthday gift.’;

Humbugverb

To fight; to act tough.

Sweetadjective

}} Romantically fixated, enamored (followed by with), fond (followed by of).

‘The attraction was mutual and instant; they were sweet on one another from first sight.’;

Humbugverb

To waste time talking.

Sweetadjective

(obsolete) Fresh; not salt or brackish.

‘sweet water’;

Humbugnoun

An imposition under fair pretenses; something contrived in order to deceive and mislead; a trick by cajolery; a hoax.

Sweetadjective

Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair.

‘a sweet face; a sweet colour or complexion’;

Humbugnoun

A spirit of deception; cajolery; trickishness.

Sweetadverb

In a sweet manner.

Humbugnoun

One who deceives or misleads; a deceitful or trickish fellow; an impostor.

Sweetnoun

(uncountable) The basic taste sensation induced by sugar.

Humbugverb

To deceive; to impose; to cajole; to hoax.

Sweetnoun

A confection made from sugar, or high in sugar content; a candy.

Humbugnoun

pretentious or silly talk or writing

Sweetnoun

A food eaten for dessert.

‘Can we see the sweet menu, please?’;

Humbugnoun

communication (writen or spoken) intended to deceive

Sweetnoun

sweetheart; darling.

Humbugnoun

something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage

Sweetnoun

(obsolete) That which is sweet or pleasant in odour; a perfume.

Humbugverb

trick or deceive

Sweetnoun

(obsolete) Sweetness, delight; something pleasant to the mind or senses.

Humbug

A humbug is a person or object that behaves in a deceptive or dishonest way, often as a hoax or in jest. The term was first described in 1751 as student slang, and recorded in 1840 as a .

‘nautical phrase’;

Sweetadjective

Having an agreeable taste or flavor such as that of sugar; saccharine; - opposed to sour and bitter; as, a sweet beverage; sweet fruits; sweet oranges.

Sweetadjective

Pleasing to the smell; fragrant; redolent; balmy; as, a sweet rose; sweet odor; sweet incense.

‘The breath of these flowers is sweet to me.’;

Sweetadjective

Pleasing to the ear; soft; melodious; harmonious; as, the sweet notes of a flute or an organ; sweet music; a sweet voice; a sweet singer.

‘To make his English sweet upon his tongue.’; ‘A voice sweet, tremulous, but powerful.’;

Sweetadjective

Pleasing to the eye; beautiful; mild and attractive; fair; as, a sweet face; a sweet color or complexion.

‘Sweet interchangeOf hill and valley, rivers, woods, and plains.’;

Sweetadjective

Fresh; not salt or brackish; as, sweet water.

Sweetadjective

Not changed from a sound or wholesome state. Specifically: (a) Not sour; as, sweet milk or bread. (b) Not state; not putrescent or putrid; not rancid; as, sweet butter; sweet meat or fish.

Sweetadjective

Plaesing to the mind; mild; gentle; calm; amiable; winning; presuasive; as, sweet manners.

‘Canst thou bind the sweet influence of Pleiades?’; ‘Mildness and sweet reasonableness is the one established rule of Christian working.’;

Sweetnoun

That which is sweet to the taste; - used chiefly in the plural.

Sweetnoun

That which is sweet or pleasant in odor; a perfume.

Sweetnoun

That which is pleasing or grateful to the mind; as, the sweets of domestic life.

‘A little bitter mingled in our cup leaves no relish of the sweet.’;

Sweetnoun

One who is dear to another; a darling; - a term of endearment.

Sweetadverb

Sweetly.

Sweetverb

To sweeten.

Sweetnoun

English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)

Sweetnoun

a dish served as the last course of a meal

Sweetnoun

a food rich in sugar

Sweetnoun

the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth

Sweetnoun

the property of containing sugar

Sweetadjective

having a pleasant taste (as of sugar)

Sweetadjective

having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub;

‘an angelic smile’; ‘a cherubic face’; ‘looking so seraphic when he slept’; ‘a sweet disposition’;

Sweetadjective

pleasing to the ear;

‘the dulcet tones of the cello’;

Sweetadjective

one of the four basic taste sensations; very pleasant; like the taste of sugar or honey

Sweetadjective

pleasing to the senses;

‘the sweet song of the lark’; ‘the sweet face of a child’;

Sweetadjective

pleasing to the mind or feeling;

‘sweet revenge’;

Sweetadjective

having a natural fragrance;

‘odoriferous spices’; ‘the odorous air of the orchard’; ‘the perfumed air of June’; ‘scented flowers’;

Sweetadjective

(used of wines) having a sweet taste

Sweetadjective

not soured or preserved;

‘sweet milk’;

Sweetadjective

with sweetening added

Sweetadjective

not having a salty taste;

‘sweet water’;

Sweetadverb

in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly');

‘Susan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly’; ‘how sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank’; ‘talking sweet to each other’;

Sweetadjective

having the pleasant taste characteristic of sugar or honey; not salt, sour, or bitter

‘a cup of hot sweet tea’;

Sweetadjective

(of air, water, or food) fresh, pure, and untainted

‘lungfuls of the clean, sweet air’;

Sweetadjective

smelling pleasant like flowers or perfume; fragrant

‘a bunch of sweet-scented flowers’;

Sweetadjective

pleasing in general; delightful

‘it was the sweet life he had always craved’;

Sweetadjective

highly satisfying or gratifying

‘some sweet, short-lived revenge’;

Sweetadjective

used in expressions of assent or approval

‘Yeah, I'd like to come to the party. Sweet!’;

Sweetadjective

working, moving, or done smoothly or easily

‘the sweet handling of this motorcycle’;

Sweetadjective

(of sound) melodious or harmonious

‘the sweet notes of the flute’;

Sweetadjective

denoting music, especially jazz, played at a steady tempo without improvisation.

Sweetadjective

(of a person or action) pleasant and kind or thoughtful

‘it was sweet of you to come’; ‘a very sweet nurse came along’;

Sweetadjective

charming and endearing

‘a sweet little cat’;

Sweetadjective

infatuated or in love with

‘she seemed quite sweet on him’;

Sweetadjective

dear; beloved

‘my sweet love’;

Sweetadjective

used as a respectful form of address

‘go to thy rest, sweet sir’;

Sweetadjective

used for emphasis in various phrases and exclamations

‘What had happened? Sweet nothing’;

Sweetnoun

a small shaped piece of confectionery made with sugar

‘a bag of sweets’;

Sweetnoun

a sweet dish forming a course of a meal; a pudding or dessert.

Sweetnoun

used as an affectionate form of address

‘hello, my sweet’;

Sweetnoun

the sweet part or element of something

‘you have had the bitter, now comes the sweet’;

Sweetnoun

the pleasures or delights found in something

‘the sweets of office’;

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