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Synonyms for savory
ˈseɪ və risa·vo·ry

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. savory

    That is delicious which affords a gratification at once vivid and delicate to the senses, especially to those of taste and smell; as, delicious fruit; a delicious odor; luscious has a kindred but more fulsome meaning, inclining toward a cloying excess of sweetness or richness. Savory is applied chiefly to cooked food made palatable by spices and condiments. Delightful may be applied to the higher gratifications of sense, as delightful music, but is chiefly used for that which is mental and spiritual. Delicious has a limited use in this way; as, a delicious bit of poetry; the word is sometimes used ironically for some pleasing absurdity; as, this is delicious! Compare DELIGHTFUL.

    dainty, delicious, delightful, exquisite, luscious

    acrid, bitter, loathsome, nauseous, repulsive, unpalatable, unsavory

Princeton's WordNet

  1. savorynoun

    any of several aromatic herbs or subshrubs of the genus Satureja having spikes of flowers attractive to bees


    unappetising, offensive, unsavory, odoriferous, unsavoury, tasteless, unappetizing

  2. savory, Micromeria juliananoun

    dwarf aromatic shrub of Mediterranean regions


    tasteless, odoriferous, unappetising, unsavory, unappetizing, unsavoury, offensive

  3. savory, savourynoun

    either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family


    odoriferous, unappetizing, offensive, tasteless, unsavory, unappetising, unsavoury

  4. savory, savouryadjective

    an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre


    unappetizing, offensive, tasteless, unsavoury, unsavory, unappetising, odoriferous

  5. savory, savouryadjective

    morally wholesome or acceptable

    "a past that was scarcely savory"

    spicy, mouth-watering, zesty, piquant, savoury

    unsavoury, unappetizing, odoriferous, offensive, unsavory, unappetising, tasteless

  6. piquant, savory, savoury, spicy, zestyadjective

    having an agreeably pungent taste

    hot, naughty, salty, spicy, gamy, mouth-watering, juicy, yeasty, blue, racy, risque, engaging, savoury, gamey, piquant, zestful, barmy, zesty

    unsavoury, offensive, unappetising, tasteless, unappetizing, odoriferous, unsavory

  7. mouth-watering, savory, savouryadjective

    pleasing to the sense of taste

    spicy, mouth-watering, piquant, savoury, zesty

    unsavoury, unappetizing, offensive, unappetising, unsavory, odoriferous, tasteless

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. savoryadjective

    relishing, piquant, luscious, palatable, delicious, flavorous, nice, well-tasted

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. savoryadjective

    gustable, palatable, toothsome, fragrant

    unsavory, impalatable

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  1. Toyo Koda:

    It's incredibly versatile and can be used across savory and sweet dishes.

  2. Francesco Agopyan:

    It has the typical sweetness of a crab, combined with a sapid, savory flavor due to the saltiness of the lagoon waters, it is a very popular dish, especially among Venetians but also by others. It's a special dish.

  3. The Journal:

    So apparently we did for close NATO allies, but we apparently made just a few exceptions and one of them is the leader of Turkey, Erdogan - not exactly a savory character. The other one was a close ally of democracy an elected leader, Netanyahu.

  4. Cynthia Sass:

    If you've never tried avocado in these ways, trust me, you'll love it, avocado blends well with both sweet and savory ingredients, and provides the satisfaction factor that makes dishes decadent. Incorporating more avocado into your diet is like having your cake and eating it too!

  5. Charles Krauthammer:

    What is surprising is that Obama announced publiclyafter the Merkel scandal that we will cease doing that to close allies, so apparently we did for close NATO allies, but we apparently made just a few exceptions and one of them is the leader of Turkey, Erdogan - not exactly a savory character. The other one was a close ally of democracy an elected leader, Netanyahu.

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Translations for savory

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  • مالحArabic
  • köstlich, schmackhaft, herzhaft, BohnenkrautGerman
  • νόστιμοςGreek
  • salado, de sal, sabroso, apetitoso, ajedreaSpanish
  • maitsevEstonian
  • suolainen, kynteli, maukasFinnish
  • sarriette, délicieux, salé, savoureuxFrench
  • csombord, borsikafűHungarian
  • salato, santoreggia, gustoso, saporitoItalian
  • セイボリー, 塩辛い, 美味しい, キダチハッカ, 香ばしいJapanese
  • ქონდარიGeorgian
  • mōkarakara, mākarakaraMāori
  • cząberPolish
  • salgado, saboroso, segurelha, gostoso, apetitosoPortuguese
  • cimbruRomanian
  • солёный, аппети́тный, пря́ный, вку́сный, сатуре́я, о́стрый, ча́бер, пика́нтныйRussian
  • šetraj, okusenSlovene
  • välsmakande, kyndel, saltSwedish
  • 美味的Chinese

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