• Taste Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) To become acquainted with by actual trial; to essay; to experience; to undergo.
  2. (v. i.) To take sparingly.
  3. (n.) Essay; trial; experience; experiment.
  4. (n.) A kind of narrow and thin silk ribbon.
  5. (v. i.) To try food with the mouth; to eat or drink a little only; to try the flavor of anything; as, to taste of each kind of wine.
  6. (n.) The act of tasting; gustation.
  7. (n.) A small portion given as a specimen; a little piece tastted of eaten; a bit.
  8. (v. i.) To have perception, experience, or enjoyment; to partake; as, to taste of natures bounty.
  9. (n.) The one of the five senses by which certain properties of bodies (called their taste, savor, flavor) are ascertained by contact with the organs of taste.
  10. (v. t.) To try by eating a little; to eat a small quantity of.
  11. (n.) Manner, with respect to what is pleasing, refined, or in accordance with good usage; style; as, music composed in good taste; an epitaph in bad taste.
  12. (v. i.) To have a smack; to excite a particular sensation, by which the specific quality or flavor is distinguished; to have a particular quality or character; as, this water tastes brackish; the milk tastes of garlic.
  13. (n.) A particular sensation excited by the application of a substance to the tongue; the quality or savor of any substance as perceived by means of the tongue; flavor; as, the taste of an orange or an apple; a bitter taste; an acid taste; a sweet taste.
  14. (v. t.) To try by the touch of the tongue; to perceive the relish or flavor of (anything) by taking a small quantity into a mouth. Also used figuratively.
  15. (v. t.) To try by the touch; to handle; as, to taste a bow.
  16. (n.) Intellectual relish; liking; fondness; -- formerly with of, now with for; as, he had no taste for study.
  17. (n.) The power of perceiving and relishing excellence in human performances; the faculty of discerning beauty, order, congruity, proportion, symmetry, or whatever constitutes excellence, particularly in the fine arts and belles-letters; critical judgment; discernment.
  18. (v. t.) To partake of; to participate in; -- usually with an implied sense of relish or pleasure.

Appreciation, Discernment, Gustation, Mouthful, Penchant, Predilection, Preference, Sample, Savor, Smack, Tasting, Try,

• Tasteful Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Having or exhibiting good taste; in accordance with good taste; tasty; as, a tasteful drapery.
  2. (a.) Having a high relish; savory.

Neat, Refined,

• Tasteless Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Not in accordance with good taste; as, a tasteless arrangement of drapery.
  2. (a.) Destitute of the sense of taste; or of good taste; as, a tasteless age.
  3. (a.) Having no taste; insipid; flat; as, tasteless fruit.