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 tastefully (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 That may not be the most tasteful way to describe people in the hospitality trade. The Economist, "Schumpeter Creative destruction in times of covid," 16 May 2020 Fifteen acres of overgrown hillside were cleared, and gardens with tasteful landscaping flourished. Peter Hartlaub, SFChronicle.com, "Ten SF creations that helped define Golden Gate Park. You can enjoy them all today," 4 Apr. 2020 The Prophecy's rear tapers off to a decidedly aesthetically pleasing humpback shape that’s broken only by a functional and tasteful spoiler. Mihir Maddireddy, Car and Driver, "Hyundai Writes Its Own Prophecy with Concept EV," 3 Mar. 2020 The white backgrounds and furniture keep the area looking tidy and tasteful, while the rainbow decor energizes the room without being too loud. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Rainbows and Unicorns Galore! Flour Shop's Amirah Kassem Remodeled Ayesha Curry's Playroom," 15 Jan. 2020 The dining room feels fresh and tasteful without veering into stuffy fanciness, laid-back enough for a drink on the way home, but classy enough to be a special-occasion destination. Chris Morocco, Bon Appétit, "The Restaurant That Replaced My Childhood Favorite Spot Is Now My Adult Favorite Spot," 13 Jan. 2020 The anniversary model’s tasteful interior is exclusive and features Recaro sport seats and orange stitching. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Dedicated fans get hands on their limited edition 30th anniversary MX-5 drop-tops," 20 Sep. 2019 Yet, a drawback of the tasteful showing were some of the overly flashy gold chains and costume jewelry that often distracted the eye from the show's central aesthetic. Thomas Adamson, Fortune, "Paris Fashion Week showcases the latest in clothing—and face masks," 3 Mar. 2020 This might not be the best time to buy something tasteful because you might be drawn to things that are too exotic or unusual to fit in. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for Nov. 23, 2019: Cancer, kiss and make up; Capricorn, loosen up and relax," 23 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of tasteful

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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17 May 2020

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“Tasteful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tasteful. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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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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