SWEETNESS

the quality of being sweet

sweet

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

-ness

a native English suffix attached to adjectives and participles, forming abstract nouns denoting quality and state (and often, by extension,something exemplifying a quality or state)

The word sweet is an adjective that describes foods that taste like sugar or honey. The suffix -ness turns adjectives into nouns that denote quality or state. When you put them together you get the noun sweetness, which means the quality of being sweet.

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The sweetness of the frosting overpowered the vanilla in the cupcakes.