NounTaste (countable and uncountable; plural Tastes)
- One of the sensations produced by the tongue in response to certain chemicals.
- (countable and uncountable): A person’s implicit set of preferences, especially esthetic, though also culinary, sartorial, etc.
- (uncountable, figuratively): A small amount of experience with something that gives a sense of its quality as a whole.
- (transitive) To sample the flavor of something orally.
- (intransitive) To have a taste.
- To experience.
Adjectives for Taste
worst; impeccable; distinctive; congenial; artificial; pictureque; startling; acrid; artistic; luxurious, agreeable; aesthetic; considerable; fanciful; unpleasant; barbarous; educated; nauseous; bizarre; provincial; fastidious; incongruous; desultory; native; refreshing; controlling; exquisite; intellectual; superior; bookkeeping; cultivated; unusual; costly; execrable; elevated; vulgar;classical; horrible; magic; varying; ludicrous; lustrous; cosmopolitan; barbaric; philanthropic; tangy; good; scientific; admirable; ancestral; erroneous; musical; precious; astringent; literary; uncertain; developed; popular; brazen; massive; instinctive; diminished; enlightened; ephemeral; pronounced; elegant; mortal; clean; honorable; gross; individual; delicious; aromatic; radical; savage; odious; characteristic; surprising; questionable; critical; unperverted; inimitable; plebeian; histrionic; taffy; bitter; schoolmastery; fashionable.
Adverbs for Taste
sparingly; tentatively; fastidiously; perniciously; poisonously; odiously; horribly.
Verbs for Taste
accumulate—; alter—; betray—; concoct—; criticize—; cultivate—; deprave—; disguise——; dispel—; elevate—; endure—; feign—; gratify—; impair—; indulge in—; manifest—; minister to—; modify—; outgrow—; overrate—; pander to—; pervert—; possess——; polish—; purify—; refine—; reflect—; relish—; simplify—; spice—; —appeals; — bites; —blossoms; —characterizes; —clings; —collapses; —crystallizes; —discriminates; —guides; —gormandizes; —intoxicates; — lingers; —nauseates; —rasps; —reflects; — sickens; —smacks of.
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- tast (obsolete)
From Middle English tasten from Old French taster from assumed Vulgar Latin *taxitare, a new iterative of Latin taxare (“to touch sharply”) from tangere (“to touch”). Replaced native Middle English smaken, smakien "to taste" (from Old English smacian "to taste"), Middle English smecchen "to taste, smack" (from Old English smeccan "to taste"), Middle English buriȝen "to taste" (from Old English byrigan, birian "to taste").