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Synonyms of 'taste'

(noun) 
Definition
the sensation experienced by means of the taste buds
Nettles have a surprisingly sweet taste.
Synonyms
flavour
The cheese has a strong flavour.
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savour
The rich savour of the beans give this dish its character.
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tang
Some liked its strong, fruity tang.
Opposites
blandness
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tastelessness
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(noun) 
Definition
a small amount eaten, sipped, or tried on the tongue
He took another small taste.
Synonyms
bit
a bit of cake
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bite
a bite to eat
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drop
I'll have a drop of that milk.
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sip
Tariq took a sip of water.
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mouthful
Could I try a mouthful of that?
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touch
She thought she might have a touch of flu.
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dash
Add a dash of balsamic vinegar.
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nip
She had a habit of taking an occasional nip from a flask of cognac.
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spoonful
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morsel
a delicious little morsel of meat
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titbit
titbits of gossip gleaned from the corridors of power
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soupçon (French)
(noun) 
Definition
a brief experience of something
This voyage was his first taste of freedom.
Synonyms
,
contact with
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exposure to
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participation in
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involvement with
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familiarity with
(noun) 
Definition
a liking for something
She developed a taste for journeys to hazardous regions.
Synonyms
liking
She had a liking for good clothes.
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preference
Whatever your preference, we have a product to suit you.
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penchant
She had a penchant for playing jokes on people.
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fondness
I've always had a fondness for jewels.
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partiality
a partiality for junk food
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desire
I had a strong desire to help and care for people.
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fancy
His interest was just a passing fancy.
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leaning
I always had a leaning towards sport.
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bent
a bent for natural history
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appetite
our growing appetite for scandal
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relish
The three men ate with relish.
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inclination
She set out to follow her artistic inclinations.
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palate
a selection of dishes to tempt every palate
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predilection
his predilection for blondes
Opposites
(noun) 
Definition
the ability to appreciate what is beautiful and excellent
She has very good taste in clothes.
Synonyms
refinement
a girl who possessed both dignity and refinement
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style
She has not lost her grace and style.
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judgment
Publication of the information was a serious error in judgment.
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culture
He was a well-travelled man of culture and breeding.
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polish
She was enormously popular for her charm and polish.
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grace
He moved with the grace of a trained dancer.
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discrimination
He praised our taste and discrimination.
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perception
It did not require a great deal of perception to realise what he meant.
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elegance
Princess Grace's understated elegance
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cultivation
She was a woman of cultivation and scholarship.
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discernment
their lack of discernment and acceptance of inferior quality
Opposites
lack of judgment
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tastelessness
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tackiness
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lack of discernment
(noun) 
Definition
the quality of not being offensive or bad-mannered
I do not feel your actions were in good taste.
Synonyms
propriety
Their sense of social propriety is eroded.
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discretion
He conducted the whole affair with the utmost discretion.
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correctness
He conducted himself with formal correctness at all times.
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delicacy
He's shown considerable delicacy and tact.
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tact
Her tact and intuition never failed.
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decorum
I was treated with decorum and respect
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tactfulness
Opposites
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crudeness
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tactlessness
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obscenity (informal)
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blueness
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bawdiness
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unsubtlety
(verb) 
Definition
to have a flavour or taste as specified
The drink tastes like chocolate.
Synonyms
have a flavour of
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smack of
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savour of
(verb) 
Definition
to take a small amount of (a food or liquid) into the mouth, esp. in order to test the flavour
Cut off a small piece of meat and taste it.
Synonyms
sample
We sampled a selection of different bottled waters.
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try
It's best not to try a new recipe on such an important occasion.
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test
Test the temperature of the water with your wrist.
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relish
He ate quietly, relishing his meal.
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sip
Jessica sipped her drink thoughtfully.
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savour
Savour the flavour of each mouthful.
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(verb) 
Definition
to distinguish the taste of (a substance) by means of the taste buds
You can taste the chilli in the dish.
Synonyms
distinguish
Could he distinguish right from wrong?
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perceive
I perceived a number of changes.
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discern
We've been trying to discern a pattern in his behaviour.
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differentiate
He cannot differentiate between his imagination and the real world.
(verb) 
Definition
to have a brief experience of (something)
He had tasted outdoor life, and didn't want to come home.
Synonyms
experience
couples who have experienced the trauma of divorce
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know
Hire someone with experience, someone who knows about real estate.
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partake of
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feel
She felt something was nearby.
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encounter
Every day we encounter stresses of one kind or another.
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meet with
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come up against
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have knowledge of
Opposites
,
fail to experience
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remain ignorant of

related words

related noun gustation
related phobia geumaphobia

Quotations

Taste is the only morality. Tell me what you like, and I'll tell you who you are [John Ruskin]
Taste is the enemy of creativeness [Pablo Picasso]

proverbs

There's no accounting for tastes
Beauty is in the eye of the beholderOne man's meat is another man's poison

Additional synonyms

in the sense of appetite
Definition
a liking or willingness
our growing appetite for scandal
in the sense of bent
Definition
personal inclination or aptitude
a bent for natural history
in the sense of bite
Definition
a snack
a bite to eat
Synonyms

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