tasteful

  • 1 Tasteful — Taste ful (t[=a]st f[.u]l), a. 1. Having a high relish; savory. Tasteful herbs. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Having or exhibiting good taste; in accordance with good taste; tasty; as, a tasteful drapery. [1913 Webster] {Taste ful*ly}, adv. {Taste… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 tasteful — [tāst′fəl] adj. having or showing good taste [tasteful décor] tastefully adv. tastefulness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 tasteful — index aesthetic, attractive, elegant, felicitous, fit, palatable, proper Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …

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  • 4 tasteful — (adj.) 1610s, having an agreeable taste; from TASTE (Cf. taste) + FUL (Cf. ful). From 1756 as having or showing good taste. Related: Tastefully; tastefulness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 tasteful — [adj] nice, refined aesthetically pleasing, artistic, beautiful, charming, chaste, classical, classy, cultivated, cultured, delectable, delicate, discriminating, elegant, esthetic, exquisite, fastidious, fine, graceful, gratifying, handsome,… …

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  • 6 tasteful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing good aesthetic judgement or appropriate behaviour. DERIVATIVES tastefully adverb tastefulness noun …

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  • 7 tasteful — [[t]te͟ɪstfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that something is tasteful, you consider it to be attractive, elegant, and in good taste. The decor is tasteful and restrained. ...tasteful jewelry. Ant: tasteless Derived words: tastefully ADV GRADED usu… …

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  • 8 tasteful — tastefully, adv. tastefulness, n. /tayst feuhl/, adj. having, displaying, or in accordance with good taste: tasteful clothing; a tasteful room. [1605 15; TASTE + FUL] Syn. elegant, chic, refined, suitable, becoming. * * * …

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  • 9 tasteful — taste|ful [ˈteıstfəl] adj made, decorated, or chosen with good taste ▪ tasteful furnishings >tastefully adv ▪ tastefully decorated >tastefulness n [U] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ HINT sense 1 Do not confuse tasteful with tasty. Use tasty to describe food that… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 tasteful — taste|ful [ teıstfəl ] adjective showing good judgment about what is attractive or appropriate: a tasteful selection of music Her remarks were very tasteful. ╾ taste|ful|ly adverb: a tastefully decorated bedroom …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 tasteful — UK [ˈteɪs(t)f(ə)l] / US [ˈteɪs(t)fəl] adjective showing good judgment about what is attractive or suitable a tasteful selection of music Her remarks were very tasteful. Derived word: tastefully adverb a tastefully decorated bedroom …

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  • 12 tasteful — tasty, tasteful Tasty is now restricted to the context of food (and some transferred uses) and is not used in the context of good taste (= aesthetic judgement), for which tasteful is the appropriate adjective. The opposite word tasteless, however …

    Modern English usage

  • 13 tasteful — adjective Date: 1611 1. tasty 1a 2. having, exhibiting, or conforming to good taste < a tasteful display > • tastefully adverb • tastefulness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 tasteful — adjective having or exhibiting good taste; aesthetically pleasing or conforming to expectations or ideals of what is appropriate Her home was decorated with tasteful, classical furnishings. Ant: gaudy …

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  • 15 tasteful — See tasteful, tasty …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 16 tasteful — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ Most of the furniture was quite tasteful. ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc …

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  • 17 tasteful — adjective made, decorated, or chosen with good taste 1 (2): a simple but tasteful arrangement of flowers compare tasty tastefully adverb: tastefully decorated tastefulness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 tasteful — adjective the decor is simple and tasteful Syn: aesthetically pleasing, in good taste, refined, cultured, elegant, stylish, smart, chic, attractive, exquisite Ant: tasteless, tacky …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 tasteful — Synonyms and related words: Attic, Ciceronian, aesthetic, appetizing, art conscious, artistic, arty, beautiful, charming, chaste, choice, classic, clear, comme il faut, correct, cultivated, decorous, direct, discriminating, discriminative, easy,… …

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  • 20 tasteful — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Delicious] Syn. delectable, pleasing, tasty, savory, rich; see also delicious 1 . 2. [Aesthetically pleasing] Syn. gratifying, delicate, elegant, nice, fine, exquisite, aesthetic, aesthetical, chaste, fastidious,… …

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