SWEE'TNESS, n. The quality of being sweet, in any of its senses; as gratefulness to the taste; or to the smell,fragrance; agreeableness to the ear, melody; as sweetness of the voice; sweetness of elocution. 1. Agreeableness of manners; softness; mildness; obliging civility; as sweetness of behavior. 2. Softness; mildness; amiableness; as sweetness of temper.
1. If you say that a relationship or situation is not all sweetness and light, you mean that it is not as pleasant as it appears to be. It has not all been sweetness and light between him and the Prime Minister.PHRASE: with brd-neg, usu v-link PHR 2. see alsosweet