tastier; tastiest
: having a marked and appetizing flavor
a tasty meal
: strikingly attractive or interesting
a tasty bit of gossip
tastily adverb
tastiness noun
Choose the Right Synonym for tasty

palatable, appetizing, savory, tasty, toothsome mean agreeable or pleasant especially to the sense of taste.

palatable often applies to something that is found to be merely agreeable.

butterflies that birds find palatable

appetizing suggests a whetting of the appetite and applies to aroma and appearance as well as taste.

appetizing hors d'oeuvres

savory applies to both taste and aroma and suggests piquancy and often spiciness.

dumplings with savory fillings

tasty implies a pronounced taste.

a tart and tasty pie

toothsome stresses the notion of agreeableness and sometimes implies tenderness or daintiness.

an enticing array of toothsome desserts

Examples of tasty in a Sentence

the tasty prospect of getting his revenge after all those years a selection of tasty doughnuts from the corner bakery
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Word History

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of tasty was in 1603

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“Tasty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tasty. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


tastier; tastiest
: pleasing to the taste : savory
: very attractive or interesting
tastily adverb
tastiness noun

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