gusto

noun gus·to \ ˈgə-(ˌ)stō \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of gusto

plural gustoes
1 a : an individual or special taste
  • different gustoes
b : enthusiastic and vigorous enjoyment or appreciation
  • described the adventure with great gusto
c : vitality marked by an abundance of vigor and enthusiasm
  • could not match the gusto of their competitors
2 archaic : artistic style

Examples of gusto in a Sentence

  1. I don't have the gusto to go on a strenuous hike right now.

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Origin and Etymology of gusto

Italian, from Latin gustus, past participle


GUSTO Defined for English Language Learners

gusto

noun

Definition of gusto for English Language Learners

  • : great enjoyment, energy, and enthusiasm



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