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tasty

[tey-stee] /ˈteɪ sti/
adjective, tastier, tastiest.
1.
good-tasting; savory:
a tasty canapé.
2.
Informal. having or showing good taste; tasteful.
Origin of tasty
1610-1620
1610-20; taste + -y1
Related forms
tastily, adverb
tastiness, noun
untastily, adverb
untasty, adjective
Can be confused
tasteful, tasty.
Synonyms
1. delicious, delectable, toothsome, appetizing. See palatable.
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  • And the bride and groom, both in tastiness of dress and in spirits, were in harmony with nature.

    News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
  • But of a flavor, a savor, a tastiness, nothing else earthly approaches.

    Dishes & Beverages of the Old South Martha McCulloch Williams
British Dictionary definitions for tastiness

tasty

/ˈteɪstɪ/
adjective tastier, tastiest
1.
having a pleasant flavour
2.
(Brit, informal) attractive: used chiefly by men when talking of women
3.
(Brit, informal) skilful or impressive: she was a bit tasty with a cutlass
4.
(NZ) (of cheddar cheese) having a strong flavour
Derived Forms
tastily, adverb
tastiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for tastiness

tasty

adj.

1610s, from taste (n.) + -y (2); in late 18c. it also could mean "tasteful, elegant" (from the secondary sense of taste (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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