Synonyms & Antonyms of gastronome

a person with refined tastes in food and wine
  • gastronomes from all over make the pilgrimage to this temple of haute cuisine

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How does the noun gastronome contrast with its synonyms?

Some common synonyms of gastronome are epicure, gourmand, and gourmet. While all these words mean "one who takes pleasure in eating and drinking," gastronome implies that one has studied extensively the history and rituals of haute cuisine.

When is epicure a more appropriate choice than gastronome?

The words epicure and gastronome can be used in similar contexts, but epicure implies fastidiousness and voluptuousness of taste.

When is it sensible to use gourmand instead of gastronome?

Although the words gourmand and gastronome have much in common, gourmand implies a hearty appetite for good food and drink, not without discernment, but with less than a gourmet's.

In what contexts can gourmet take the place of gastronome?

The meanings of gourmet and gastronome largely overlap; however, gourmet implies being a connoisseur in food and drink and the discriminating enjoyment of them.

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The first known use of gastronome was in 1823

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“Gastronome.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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