adjective \ˈtā-stē\

: having a good flavor : pleasing to the taste

: very appealing or interesting

: very attractive


Full Definition of TASTY

a :  having a marked and appetizing flavor <a tasty meal>
b :  strikingly attractive or interesting <a tasty bit of gossip>
:  tasteful
tast·i·ly \-stə-lē\ adverb
tast·i·ness \-stē-nəs\ noun

Examples of TASTY

  1. <the tasty prospect of getting his revenge after all those years>
  2. <a selection of tasty doughnuts from the corner bakery>

First Known Use of TASTY


Related to TASTY

agreeable, blessed (also blest), congenial, darling, delectable, delicious, delightful, delightsome, dreamy, dulcet, enjoyable, felicitous, good, grateful, gratifying, heavenly, jolly, luscious, nice, palatable, pleasing, pleasurable, pretty, satisfying, savory (also savoury), sweet, pleasant, welcome
disagreeable, pleasureless, unpalatable, unpleasant, unwelcome

Synonym Discussion of TASTY

palatable, appetizing, savory, tasty, toothsome mean agreeable or pleasant especially to the sense of taste. palatable often applies to something that is found to be merely agreeable <butterflies that birds find palatable>. appetizing suggests a whetting of the appetite and applies to aroma and appearance as well as taste <appetizing hors d'oeuvres>. savory applies to both taste and aroma and suggests piquancy and often spiciness <dumplings with savory fillings>. tasty implies a pronounced taste <a tart and tasty pie>. toothsome stresses the notion of agreeableness and sometimes implies tenderness or daintiness <an enticing array of toothsome desserts>.
TASTILY Defined for Kids


adjective \ˈtā-stē\

Definition of TASTY for Kids

:  pleasing to the taste <a tasty dessert>
tast·i·ness noun


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