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savory

variants: also savoury

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1 having a pleasant smell
  • Cedar is one of the most savory of all woods.
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3 giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses
  • Having to fire someone was not a task that the manager found at all savory.
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4 sharp and pleasantly stimulating to the mind or senses
  • a savory new book on a subject that seemingly had been done to death
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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


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