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From Middle English swetnes, swetnesse, from Old English swētnes (sweetness), equivalent to sweet +‎ -ness.

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sweetness (countable and uncountable, plural sweetnesses)

  1. The condition of being sweet or sugary.
  2. A pleasant disposition; kindness.
    Ruth's overwhelming sweetness made Robert forget about his hopelessly low school grades.
  3. (informal) Term of address for one's sweetheart.
    • 1986, The Smiths (band), Bigmouth Strikes Again (song)
      Sweetness, sweetness, I was only joking when I said
      I'd like to smash every tooth in your head.
    • 2011, Kimberly Gibney, Over the Edge (page 66)
      "Hey sweetness," he said. "How was practice?"

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