- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)Iv. savor; sample. —n. flavor; tasting, morsel, sample; predilection, relish, preference; judgment.See taste, choice.IISense of flavorNouns1. taste, tastefulness; good or cultivated taste; delicacy, refinement, tact, finesse, flair; nicety, discrimination; distinction, polish, elegance; virtu, connoisseurship, dilettantism; fine art; culture, cultivation, fastidiousness; esthetics. See fashion, intelligence, judgment.2. (something tasted) sample; tinge, bit, trace, scrap, soupçon; tasting, gustation, degustation; palate, tongue, tooth, stomach. See part, littleness.3. (taste quality) flavor, gusto, savor, zest; sapor, sapidity, aftertaste, tang; savoriness, tastiness, palatability; unsavoriness, unpalatability, austerity, insipidity; sweetness; sourness, acidity, acerbity; pungency.4. seasoning, condiment; spice, relish; tidbit, dainty, delicacy, morsel, appetizer, hors d'oeuvres, antipasto, delicatessen; sauce; ambrosia; nectar; rue, hemlock, myrrh, aloes, gall and wormwood. See food.5. man of taste, connoisseur; epicure, gourmet; judge, critic, virtuoso; amateur, dilettante. See judgment.Verbs1. have good taste, appreciate, have an eye for; judge, criticize, discriminate, distinguish, particularize; single out, draw the line, sift, estimate, weigh, consider, diagnose; pick and choose, split hairs, know which is which.2. savor, taste, sample; relish, like, enjoy, smack the lips; tickle the palate; turn the stomach, disgust; pall, stale, spoil; sour, curdle, ferment, turn.3. season, spice, garnish.Adjectives1. in good taste; tasteful, unaffected, pure, chaste, classical, cultivated, refined; dainty, delicate, aesthetic, artistic; meticulous, precise, exact, precious; elegant; euphemistic; choosy, fussy; astute, keen; fastidious, finicky, finical, crotchety, per[s]nickety, squeamish; [over]nice, particular, discriminating, discriminative, discerning, perceptive; to one's taste, after one's fancy; comme il faut, de rigueur. Informal, picky.2. tasty, flavorful, toothsome, sapid, saporific; palatable, gustable, gustatory, tastable; pungent, strong; flavored, spicy, hot; sweet, sour, salt[y], bitter, nutty; savory, unsavory.Adverbs — tastefully, elegantly; purely, aesthetically, etc.Phrases — every man to his [own] taste; the style is the man; there is no accounting for tastes.Quotation — They never taste who always drink (Matthew Prior).Antonyms, see vulgarity, insipidity, neglect, disorder.II(Roget's IV) n.1. [The sense that detects flavor]Syn. tongue, taste buds, palate, gustation, goût (French).2. [The quality detected by taste, sense 1]Syn. flavor, savor, savoriness, sapidity, aftertaste, palatableness, tang, piquancy, suggestion, zip*, wallop*, ginger*, kick*, smack*, bang*, jolt*, oomph*, drive*, nuttiness*, zing*, punch*.The four basic sensations of taste are: sweet, sour, bitter, and salty.3. [Judgment, especially esthetic judgment]Syn. discrimination, susceptibility, appreciation, good taste, discernment, acumen, penetration, acuteness, feeling, refinement, appreciation; see also judgment 1 .4. [Preference]Syn. tendency, leaning, affection, attachment; see inclination 1 .• in bad taste,Syn. pretentious, rude, crass; see tasteless 2 .• in good taste,Syn. delicate, pleasing, refined; see tasteful 2 .• to one's taste,Syn. pleasing, satisfying, appealing; see pleasantv.1. [To experience flavor]Syn. relish, savor, smack one's lips, chew, eat, bite, enjoy.2. [To test by the tongue]Syn. sip, try, touch, sample, lick, suck, roll over in the mouth, partake of; see also examine 2 .3. [To recognize by flavor]Syn. sense, savor, distinguish; see know 3 .4. [To experience]Syn. feel, perceive, know; see undergo .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)In.1. flavor flavoring, savor, tang, sensation, bite, *kick, piquancy, zing, zip, aftertaste, saltiness, sweetness, sourness.2. sample spoonful, bite, mouthful, sip, bit, morsel, touch.3. preference liking, leaning, fancy, predilection, penchant, love, affection, partiality.4. good judgment fashion sense, discrimination, sense of style, discernment, cultivation, refinement, feeling, tasteful-ness, grace. ''A fine judgment in discerning art.''—Horace.IIv.sample, savor, relish, discern, try, eat.IV(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To have a particular flavor or suggestion of something: savor, smack2, smell, suggest. See SUGGEST. 2. To undergo an emotional reaction: experience, feel, have, know, savor. See FEELINGS. 3. To participate in or partake of personally. Also used with of: experience, feel, go through, have, know, meet1 (with), see, suffer, undergo. Archaic: prove. Idiom: run up against. See PARTICIPATE. II noun 1. A desire for food or drink: appetite, hunger, stomach, thirst. See DESIRE. 2. A distinctive property of a substance affecting the gustatory sense: flavor, relish, sapor, savor, smack2, tang, zest. See TASTE. 3. A limited or anticipatory experience: foretaste, sample. See FORESIGHT. 4. A slight amount or indication: breath, dash, ghost, hair, hint, intimation, semblance, shade, shadow, soupçon, streak, suggestion, suspicion, tinge, touch, trace, whiff, whisper. Informal: whisker. See BIG, SHOW. 5. A liking : appetite, fondness, partiality, preference, relish, weakness. See LIKE. 6. The faculty or sense of discerning what is aesthetically pleasing or appropriate: taste-fulness. See STYLE.
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