Saturnine vs Saccharine - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between saturnine and saccharine
is that saturnine
is of or born under saturn's influence while saccharine
is of or relating to sugar or saccharine
can be of or relating to saccharin.
of or born under Saturn's influence
containing lead, or suffering from lead poisoning (saturnia)
having a tendency to be gloomy, bitter, and sarcastic; sullenly sardonic
gloomy, depressed, dull
cold and slow to change and react (refers to mood)
* saturnine gout
, , The English physician enlarged.
, page 167
*: "But Henbane'' delights most to grow in Saturnine Places, and whole Cart-Loads of it may be found near the Places where they empty the common Jacks, and scarce a Ditch can be found without it growing by it. ''Ergo'', it is an Herb of ''Saturn
, John Whitehead, The life of the Rev. John Wesley, M.A
, page 550
*: "But Dr. Johnson would certainly not have expressed himself in this strong language of approbation, had Mr. Wesley been that dark, saturnine
creature, represented by Archbishop Herring."
From (saccharum) + (-ine).
Of or relating to sugar.
(pejorative) Excessively sweet in action or disposition; syrupy.
Sentimental or romantic to the point of ridiculousness.
* (excessively sweet) precious, syrupy, twee
Of or relating to saccharin.