Definition of Sweet nothings

1. Noun. Inconsequential expressions of affection. "He whispered sweet nothings into her ear"

Exact synonyms: Honeyed Words
Generic synonyms: Nothings



Definition of Sweet nothings

1. Noun. (idiomatic) Insubstantial or romantic words that are only meant to flatter, woo, or seduce. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweet Nothings

sweet goldenrod
sweet granadilla
sweet gum
sweet gum tree
sweet gum trees
sweet hereafter
sweet iron
sweet leaf
sweet lemon
sweet lime
sweet marjoram
sweet melon
sweet melon vine
sweet mother of Jesus
sweet nothings (current term)
sweet oil
sweet oils
sweet orange
sweet orange tree
sweet oranges
sweet pea
sweet peas
sweet pepper
sweet pepper plant
sweet pepperbush
sweet peppers
sweet pickle
sweet potato
sweet potato vine

Literary usage of Sweet nothings

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1. A Parody Anthology by Carolyn Wells (1904)
"He would talk sweet nothings, and sing and dance, Oh, the sighs of the soft sweet girls. Came GRUYERE so pale ! a most hole-y man! Sing, hey ! red sandstone ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1879)
"... indeed, have had cause to thank the Republic if it could have brought about a state in which the jaguar of democracy would whisper sweet nothings to the ..."

3. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe (1888)
"To Fallow, Raphael and the two captains gave a few quick Hello, sirs and returned to sprinkling Ruskin with the sweet nothings of their calling. ..."

4. A Parody Anthology by Carolyn Wells (1904)
"He would talk sweet nothings, and sing and dance, Oh, the sighs of the soft sweet girls. Came GRUYERE so pale ! a most hole-y man! Sing, hey ! red sandstone ..."

5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1879)
"... indeed, have had cause to thank the Republic if it could have brought about a state in which the jaguar of democracy would whisper sweet nothings to the ..."

6. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe (1888)
"To Fallow, Raphael and the two captains gave a few quick Hello, sirs and returned to sprinkling Ruskin with the sweet nothings of their calling. ..."

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