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gourmet

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of gourmet

  1. a person with refined tastes in food and wine food critics have to be gourmets in order to write about food in an informed way Synonyms of gourmet bon vivant, epicurean, gastronome, gastronomist, gourmand, epicureWords Related to gourmet connoisseur, dilettante; foodie; savorer; oenophile, turophileNear Antonyms of gourmet glutton, gorger, guzzler, hog, overeater, stuffer, swiller, trencherman

Synonym Discussion of gourmet

epicure, gourmet, gourmand, gastronome mean one who takes pleasure in eating and drinking. epicure implies fastidiousness and voluptuousness of taste. gourmet implies being a connoisseur in food and drink and the discriminating enjoyment of them. gourmand implies a hearty appetite for good food and drink, not without discernment, but with less than a gourmet's. gastronome implies that one has studied extensively the history and rituals of haute cuisine.


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