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
Happily, Gadot holds her own with exceptional poise and gusto, whether bantering with Pine or charging into a nest of German sniper fire.
As human personality characteristics go, willpower is about as useful and clinically measurable as charisma, gusto or stick-to-itiveness.
Tucker writes with gusto about Marie-Madeleine d’Aubray, the marquise de Brinvilliers, who dosed her father and brothers with arsenic for forcibly separating her from her rogue lover.
The AHSAA softball season ended two days later than planned after rain suspended the Class 5A championship, but all seven title-winners celebrated the Blue Map trophy with gusto.
There's a real sense of camaraderie in the Bachelorette mansion this season, and the guys are roasting each other with gusto only a couple of hours into the first cocktail party.
Just go for the gusto and portray Saturn in mid-chomp, with a tot’s fingers grazing his tonsils.
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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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