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How does the noun foretaste differ from other similar words?

Some common synonyms of foretaste are anticipation, outlook, and prospect. While all these words mean "an advance realization of something to come," foretaste implies an actual though brief or partial experience of something forthcoming.

the frost was a foretaste of winter

Where would anticipation be a reasonable alternative to foretaste?

In some situations, the words anticipation and foretaste are roughly equivalent. However, anticipation implies a prospect or outlook that involves advance suffering or enjoyment of what is foreseen.

the anticipation of her arrival

When would outlook be a good substitute for foretaste?

The words outlook and foretaste can be used in similar contexts, but outlook suggests a forecasting of the future.

a favorable outlook for the economy

When can prospect be used instead of foretaste?

The synonyms prospect and foretaste are sometimes interchangeable, but prospect implies expectation of a particular event, condition, or development of definite interest or concern.

the prospect of a quiet weekend

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Cite this Entry

“Foretaste.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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