Definition of gusto
1a : an individual or special taste different gustoesb : enthusiastic and vigorous enjoyment or appreciation described the adventure with great gustoc : 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
I don't have the gusto to go on a strenuous hike right now.
Recent Examples of gusto from the Web
Sean Hannity, who once agitated for Julian Assange’s arrest, today defends WikiLeaks with gusto.
Jackson played into the tabloid-ready Carmelo saga with gusto, seemingly immune to his own reputation as a canny operator who excelled at managing other people’s egos.
To no one's surprise, Lamar unleashed his verse with gusto.
The veteran Washington knife fighter Newt Gingrich, after initially praising the Mueller appointment, has swung to this version of the story with gusto.
But latter-day Diamond has also enjoyed a renaissance as an entertainment institution appreciated both with a nod and a wink, and also as a belt-it-out singer who has continued to deliver his songs with gusto well past retirement age.
The Saudis are also bringing new gusto to domestic...
Her husband, Daniel Öderyd, is a 34-year-old Swedish transplant who has embraced the Northwest lifestyle with gusto.
That didn't stop Stoops from taking his shots at the SEC whenever possible, suggesting with gusto that the league isn't all that and a bag of Golden Flakes.
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Origin and Etymology of gusto
Italian, from Latin gustus, past participle
First Known Use: 1620See Words from the same year
GUSTO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gusto for English Language Learners
: great enjoyment, energy, and enthusiasm
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