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taste·ful

 (tāst′fəl)
adj.
1. Having, showing, or being in keeping with good taste.
2. Pleasing in flavor; tasty.

taste′ful·ly adv.
taste′ful·ness n.

tasteful

(ˈteɪstfʊl)
adj
1. indicating good taste: a tasteful design.
2. a rare word for tasty
ˈtastefully adv
ˈtastefulness n

taste•ful

(ˈteɪst fəl)

adj.
having, displaying, or in accordance with good taste.
[1605–15]
taste′ful•ly, adv.
taste′ful•ness, n.

tasteful

tastydelicious
1. 'tasteful'

Something that is tasteful is attractive and elegant. You can use tasteful to talk about things such as furniture, ornaments, and clothes.

The bedroom was simple but tasteful.
He always sent the most tasteful Christmas cards.
2. 'tasty'

Food that is tasty has a pleasant flavour.

Try this tasty dish for supper with a crispy salad.
The seeds, when toasted, are tasty and nutritious.
3. 'delicious'

Note that you do not usually describe sweet foods as 'tasty'. Instead, you can say that they are delicious.

Martha makes the most delicious chocolate pudding.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tasteful - having or showing or conforming to good taste
elegant - refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style; "elegant handwriting"; "an elegant dark suit"; "she was elegant to her fingertips"; "small churches with elegant white spires"; "an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid"
unpretentious - lacking pretension or affectation; "an unpretentious country church"; "her quiet unpretentious demeanor"
tasteless - lacking aesthetic or social taste
2.tasteful - free from what is tawdry or unbecoming; "a neat style"; "a neat set of rules"; "she hated to have her neat plans upset"
elegant - refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style; "elegant handwriting"; "an elegant dark suit"; "she was elegant to her fingertips"; "small churches with elegant white spires"; "an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid"

tasteful

tasteful

adjective
1. Showing good taste:
Informal: aesthetic.
2. Highly pleasing, especially to the sense of taste:
Slang: yummy.
3. Not showy or obtrusive:
Translations
حَسَنُ الذُّوْقحَسَن الذَّوْق
vkusný
smagfuld
tyylikäs
elegantan
ízléses
smekklegur
趣味のよい
취미가 고상한
vkusný
okusen
smakfull
ซึ่งมีรสนิยม
có óc thẩm mỹ

tasteful

[ˈteɪstfʊl] ADJde buen gusto

tasteful

[ˈteɪstfʊl] adjde bon goût

tasteful

adj, tastefully

tasteful

[ˈteɪstfʊl] adjdi (buon) gusto

taste

(teist) verb
1. to be aware of, or recognize, the flavour of something. I can taste ginger in this cake.
2. to test or find out the flavour or quality of (food etc) by eating or drinking a little of it. Please taste this and tell me if it is too sweet.
3. to have a particular flavour or other quality that is noticed through the act of tasting. This milk tastes sour; The sauce tastes of garlic.
4. to eat (food) especially with enjoyment. I haven't tasted such a beautiful curry for ages.
5. to experience. He tasted the delights of country life.
noun
1. one of the five senses, the sense by which we are aware of flavour. one's sense of taste; bitter to the taste.
2. the quality or flavour of anything that is known through this sense. This wine has an unusual taste.
3. an act of tasting or a small quantity of food etc for tasting. Do have a taste of this cake!
4. a liking or preference. a taste for music; a queer taste in books; expensive tastes.
5. the ability to judge what is suitable in behaviour, dress etc or what is fine and beautiful. She shows good taste in clothes; a man of taste; That joke was in good/bad taste.
ˈtasteful adjective
showing good judgement or taste. a tasteful flower arrangement.
ˈtastefully adverb
ˈtastefulness noun
ˈtasteless adjective
1. lacking flavour. tasteless food.
2. showing a lack of good taste or judgement. tasteless behaviour.
ˈtastelessly adverb
ˈtastelessness noun
-tasting
having a (particular kind of) taste. a sweet-tasting liquid.
ˈtasty adjective
having a good, especially savoury, flavour. tasty food.
ˈtastiness noun

tasteful

حَسَنُ الذُّوْق vkusný smagfuld geschmackvoll καλόγουστος de buen gusto tyylikäs élégant elegantan raffinato 趣味のよい 취미가 고상한 smaakvol smakfull gustowny de bom gosto со вкусом smakfull ซึ่งมีรสนิยม lezzetli có óc thẩm mỹ 高雅的

tasteful

a. gustoso-a, sabroso-a.
References in classic literature ?
Miss Thorpe, however, being four years older than Miss Morland, and at least four years better informed, had a very decided advantage in discussing such points; she could compare the balls of Bath with those of Tunbridge, its fashions with the fashions of London; could rectify the opinions of her new friend in many articles of tasteful attire; could discover a flirtation between any gentleman and lady who only smiled on each other; and point out a quiz through the thickness of a crowd.
It was such a sacrifice, as the innocent and virtuous, and I may add the tasteful, who are cooped up amid the unnatural restraints of a town, will best know how to appreciate.
The softest carpets and rugs covered the floors; rich and tasteful draperies hung at doors and windows.
He repaired at once to the dining-room, the nine windows of which open upon a tasteful garden, where the trees were already gilded with an autumn colouring; and took his place at the habitual table, the cover of which had already been laid for him.
Everywhere are walls, walls, walls, and all of them tasteful and handsome--and eternally substantial; and everywhere are those marvelous pavements, so neat, so smooth, and so indestructible.
That his book should have found many readers we can well understand, in the light of the excellent qualities which, in high degree, have gone to the making of it: a tasteful learning, never deserted by that hold upon contemporary literature which is so animating an influence in the study of what belongs to the past.
My blood boils--well, I'm half German, so put it down to patriotism--when I listen to the tasteful contempt of the average islander for things Teutonic, whether they're Bocklin or my veterinary surgeon.
Nevertheless, the two girls managed to bestow the heterogeneous collection with tasteful adaptation to their needs.
Blocks of tall new buildings of the most sumptuous sort, rich with decoration and graced with statues, the streets between these blocks roofed over with glass at a great height, the pavements all of smooth and variegated marble, arranged in tasteful patterns--little tables all over these marble streets, people sitting at them, eating, drinking, or smoking--crowds of other people strolling by--such is the Arcade.
The world is not just what we like; do touch it up with a tasteful pencil, and make believe it is not quite such a mixed entangled affair.
Another dive into the frock brought to view some four or five yards of calico print, whose tasteful pattern was rather disfigured by the yellow stains of the tobacco with which it had been brought in contact.
Nastasia occupied a medium-sized, but distinctly tasteful, flat, beautifully furnished and arranged.