Synonyms & Antonyms of tasty

1 giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses
  • the tasty prospect of getting his revenge after all those years

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How is the word tasty different from other adjectives like it?

Some common synonyms of tasty are appetizing, palatable, savory, and toothsome. While all these words mean "agreeable or pleasant especially to the sense of taste," tasty implies a pronounced taste.

a tart and tasty pie

When can appetizing be used instead of tasty?

The meanings of appetizing and tasty largely overlap; however, appetizing suggests a whetting of the appetite and applies to aroma and appearance as well as taste.

appetizing hors d'oeuvres

Where would palatable be a reasonable alternative to tasty?

The words palatable and tasty can be used in similar contexts, but palatable often applies to something that is found to be merely agreeable.

butterflies that birds find palatable

In what contexts can savory take the place of tasty?

While in some cases nearly identical to tasty, savory applies to both taste and aroma and suggests piquancy and often spiciness.

dumplings with savory fillings

When is it sensible to use toothsome instead of tasty?

In some situations, the words toothsome and tasty are roughly equivalent. However, toothsome stresses the notion of agreeableness and sometimes implies tenderness or daintiness.

an enticing array of toothsome desserts

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The first known use of tasty was in 1603

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“Tasty.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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