Synonyms for taste

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : teyst
Phonetic Transcription : teɪst

Top 10 synonyms for taste Other synonyms for the word taste

Définition of taste

Origin :
  • late 13c., "to touch, to handle," from Old French taster "to taste" (13c.), earlier "to feel, touch" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *tastare, apparently an alteration of taxtare, a frequentative form of Latin taxare "evaluate, handle" (see tax). Meaning "to take a little food or drink" is from c.1300; that of "to perceive by sense of taste" is recorded from mid-14c. Of substances, "to have a certain taste or flavor," it is attested from 1550s (replaced native smack (n.1) in this sense). For another PIE root in this sense, see gusto.
  • The Hindus recognized six principal varieties of taste with sixty-three possible mixtures ... the Greeks eight .... These included the four that are now regarded as fundamental, namely 'sweet,' 'bitter,' 'acid,' 'salt.' ... The others were 'pungent' (Gk. drimys, Skt. katuka-), 'astringent' (Gk. stryphnos, Skt. kasaya-), and, for the Greeks, 'rough, harsh' (austeros), 'oily, greasy' (liparos), with the occasional addition of 'winy' (oinodes). [Buck]
  • Taste buds is from 1879; also taste goblets.
  • noun flavor of some quality
  • noun tiny sample
  • noun inclination, preference
  • noun capacity to sense flavor
  • noun judgment, propriety
  • verb judge, try
  • verb experience
Example sentences :
  • Even if you had the brains, you ain't got the taste nor the sperrit in you.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • But then, you are told that these objects are not in the style and taste of the people.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • In this the Man of Taste is obviously following the reigning fashion.
  • Extract from : « De Libris: Prose and Verse » by Austin Dobson
  • Nil admirari is the motto of the Man of Taste in Building, where he is naturally at home.
  • Extract from : « De Libris: Prose and Verse » by Austin Dobson
  • There are then some of you who have a taste for such trifling.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Mrs. Pendarves went to see it, and her criticisms are significant for the taste of the time.
  • Extract from : « Handel » by Edward J. Dent
  • Between them then it would have been merely a question of taste on the part of the man.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Bernard cares not to eat, but delights only in the taste of fresh water.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • To those who have not cultivated it, its taste is generally repugnant.
  • Extract from : « Government by the Brewers? » by Adolph Keitel
  • And, once in a while, the strangers seemed to taste something that they did not like.
  • Extract from : « Tanglewood Tales » by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Antonyms for taste

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