taste·​ful | \ ˈtāst-fəl How to pronounce tasteful (audio) \

Definition of tasteful

1 : having, exhibiting, or conforming to good taste a tasteful display

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Other Words from tasteful

tastefully \ ˈtāst-​fə-​lē How to pronounce tasteful (audio) \ adverb
tastefulness noun

Examples of tasteful in a Sentence

a tasteful and attractive design a tasteful arrangement of white flowers and dark greenery
Recent Examples on the Web This particular slice of Southern California heaven is over-the-top—but still tasteful—in nearly every thoughtful detail, from the architecture to the sleek Italian millwork and cabinetry. Janice O'leary, Robb Report, "This Ultra-Modern Beverly Hills Mansion Can Be Yours for 1,000 Bitcoins—or $65 Million," 15 Apr. 2021 That girl could plan an outdoor barn wedding that is unique but tasteful. Maeve Dunigan, The New Yorker, "What I Imagine Strangers Think About Me When They See Me Reading a Book in Public," 21 Apr. 2021 Also, Diana decides to take some tasteful nudes for her boyfriend, Richard, but ends up in the middle of a Pokémon Go game. Maggie Fremont, Vulture, "The 15 Best Episodes of Younger," 15 Apr. 2021 Sometimes, taking a risk that's so weirdo-fantastic pays off more than, say, Teeny’s tasteful cream suit. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "I Love Demi Moore’s Weird Three-Piece Suit in Now and Then," 30 Mar. 2021 In certain corners of Cobble Hill and Silver Lake, a Compass sign came to signify what kind of home was inside: sophisticated, tasteful, architecturally and aesthetically aligned with a sleek sans serif font. Reeves Wiedeman, Curbed, "What If Compass Is Basically Just Like Every Other Real-Estate Brokerage?," 6 Apr. 2021 Flirty straps, ruffled tulle accents, and gorgeous flower embroideries all come together in a playful, tasteful way. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "The Best Bras To Fill Your Top Drawer in 2021," 25 Mar. 2021 The smiley socialite wore a tasteful black and brown printed midi dress from Hobbs with a black collar and matching tie belt, and a black trench on top. Zoe Guy, Marie Claire, "Pippa Middleton Goes for a Stylish Stroll With Her New Daughter in London," 23 Mar. 2021 Polk’s office buildings are formally correct, fit harmoniously into their surroundings, and their ornamentation is restrained and tasteful. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, "One of San Francisco's strangest buildings was a mash-up masterpiece," 19 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of tasteful

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of tasteful was in 1611

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“Tasteful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tasteful. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of tasteful

: done or chosen with a knowledge of what is appealing, attractive, appropriate, or enjoyable : having or showing good taste


taste·​ful | \ ˈtāst-fəl How to pronounce tasteful (audio) \

Kids Definition of tasteful

: having or showing the ability to choose what is good, beautiful, or proper a tasteful color combination

Other Words from tasteful

tastefully \ -​fə-​lē \ adverb

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