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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tart

    Acid, sour, and bitter agree in being contrasted with sweet, but the two former are sharply distinguished from the latter. Acid or sour is the taste of vinegar or lemon-juice; bitter that of quassia, quinine, or strychnine. Acrid is nearly allied to bitter. Pungent suggests the effect of pepper or snuff on the organs of taste or smell; as, a pungent odor. Caustic indicates the corroding effect of some strong chemical, as nitrate of silver. In a figurative sense, as applied to language or character, these words are very closely allied. We say a sour face, sharp words, bitter complaints, caustic wit, cutting irony, biting sarcasm, a stinging taunt, harsh judgment, a tart reply. Harsh carries the idea of intentional and severe unkindness, bitter of a severity that arises from real or supposed ill treatment. The bitter speech springs from the sore heart. Tart and sharp utterances may not proceed from an intention to wound, but merely from a wit recklessly keen; cutting, stinging, and biting speech indicates more or less of hostile intent, the latter being the more deeply malicious. The caustic utterance is meant to burn, perhaps wholesomely, as in the satire of Juvenal or Cervantes. Compare MOROSE.

    Synonyms:
    acerb, acetous, acid, acidulated, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, biting, bitter, caustic, cutting, harsh, irate, pungent, savage, sharp, sour, stinging, vinegarish, virulent

    Antonyms:
    dulcet, honeyed, luscious, nectared, saccharine, sweet

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prostitute, cocotte, whore, harlot, bawd, tart, cyprian, fancy woman, working girl, sporting lady, lady of pleasure, woman of the streetnoun

    a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money

    Synonyms:
    prostitute, lady of pleasure, cyprian, whore, bawd, woman of the street, fancy woman, cocotte, kept woman, working girl, sporting lady, mistress, harlot

    Antonyms:
    pleasant, sweet

  2. tartnoun

    a small open pie with a fruit filling

    Synonyms:
    lady of pleasure, cyprian, whore, bawd, woman of the street, cocotte, fancy woman, prostitute, working girl, sporting lady, harlot

    Antonyms:
    sweet, pleasant

  3. tartadjective

    a pastry cup with a filling of fruit or custard and no top crust

    Synonyms:
    lady of pleasure, cyprian, whore, bawd, woman of the street, cocotte, fancy woman, prostitute, working girl, sporting lady, harlot

    Antonyms:
    pleasant, sweet

  4. lemony, lemonlike, sourish, tangy, tartadjective

    tasting sour like a lemon

    Synonyms:
    tangy, lemony, sharp, sourish, sharp-worded, lemonlike

    Antonyms:
    pleasant, sweet

  5. sharp, sharp-worded, tartadjective

    harsh

    "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange"; "a tart remark"

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, shrill, astute, sharp, tangy, incisive, lemony, lemonlike, shrewd, knifelike, crisp, keen, needlelike, precipitous, discriminating, sharp-worded, acute, acuate, penetrating, piercing, sourish, penetrative

    Antonyms:
    sweet, pleasant

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tartadjective

    Synonyms:
    sour, acid, pricked

  2. tartadjective

    Synonyms:
    severe, harsh, caustic, crabbed, sharp, snappish, testy, snarling, petulant, acrimonious, ill-tempered, ill-humored

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "tart":

    pie, cobbler, apple, acid

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How to use tart in a sentence?

  1. Jessica Randhawa from The:

    My family has been enjoying these sliders for lunch with this recipe for the last five years, and they look forward to it as much as Thanksgiving dinner itself, for this recipe, always be sure to use sweet rolls, as the sweetness complements the savory turkey meat and the tart cranberry sauce perfectly in a fusion of flavors.

  2. Amy Adams:

    Tart cherry juice can increase our bodies' ability to use tryptophan, which is an amino acid linked to sleep. Tart cherry also has a high melatonin concentration, research says 8 oz of tart cherry juice in the morning and nighttime for as little as two weeks can significantly reduce insomnia.

  3. Washington Irving:

    A tart temper never mellows with age; and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.

  4. Myriah Velazco:

    I started looking and realizing I had been totally fooled, it's not always the stuff you'd think. Some of the all-natural granola bars have more sugar than just eating a Pop-Tart. You have to read every single label.

  5. Sweet Tart , 9:

    I represent the best of Leelanau County with the Sweet and Tart cherries.


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