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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. 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!

  2. Toyo Koda:

    A big 2015 culinary trend in China continues to be the focus on locally grown tea as an ingredient in cuisine, it's incredibly versatile and can be used across savory and sweet dishes.

  3. Michael Inouye:

    These have usually been associated with cryptocurrencies where the celebrity will hype it up and then when people invest in it they in turn around and sell their currency at a profit, this speaks to the less savory side of all of NFT-blockchain-crypto, which is at least in part driven by hype and speculation.

  4. My Nguyen:

    Custard toast is a complete meal with complex carbs if you choose a whole grain bread, protein and fat from the Greek yogurt and eggs and micronutrients and antioxidants from the berries, the drizzle of maple syrup or agave slightly sweetens it up so you have all the pleasure points of sweet and savory.

  5. 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.

Translations for savory

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  • مالحArabic
  • köstlich, schmackhaft, Bohnenkraut, herzhaftGerman
  • νόστιμοςGreek
  • salado, de sal, sabroso, apetitoso, ajedreaSpanish
  • maitsevEstonian
  • kynteli, maukas, suolainenFinnish
  • savoureux, salé, délicieux, sarrietteFrench
  • csombord, borsikafűHungarian
  • saporito, salato, santoreggia, gustosoItalian
  • 香ばしい, セイボリー, 塩辛い, 美味しい, キダチハッカJapanese
  • ქონდარიGeorgian
  • mākarakara, mōkarakaraMāori
  • cząberPolish
  • segurelha, salgado, apetitoso, gostoso, saborosoPortuguese
  • cimbruRomanian
  • аппети́тный, вку́сный, сатуре́я, пря́ный, ча́бер, пика́нтный, солёный, о́стрыйRussian
  • okusen, šetrajSlovene
  • kyndel, salt, välsmakandeSwedish
  • 美味的Chinese

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