savory

savory
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. tasty (see taste).
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. palatable, pleasing, appetizing, piquant, pungent, spicy, tangy, rich, flavorous, tasty, tempting, delectable, delicious, gustful, luscious, dainty, toothsome, nectareous, exquisite, ambrosial, good.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. tasty appetizing, delicious, mouthwatering, delectable, toothsome, ambrosial, luscious, flavorful, agreeable.
2. respectable reputable, decent, moral, upright, virtuous.
ANT.: 1. unsavory, *gross, disgusting, unappetizing. 2. unsavory, disreputable
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Highly pleasing, especially to the sense of taste: ambrosial, appetizing, delectable, delicious, heavenly, luscious, scrumptious, tasteful, tasty, toothsome. Slang: yummy. See GOOD, INGESTION.

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