gusto

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noun gus·to \ˈgə-(ˌ)stō\

Definition of gusto

plural

gustoes

  1. 1a :  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. 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.>

Origin and Etymology of gusto

Italian, from Latin gustus, past participle


First Known Use: 1620


GUSTO Defined for English Language Learners

gusto

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noun gus·to \ˈgə-(ˌ)stō\

Definition of gusto for English Language Learners

  • : great enjoyment, energy, and enthusiasm



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