What is another word for tart?

Synonyms for tart

This thesaurus page includes all potential synonyms, words with the same meaning and similar terms for the word tart.

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

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

    dulcet, honeyed, luscious, nectared, saccharine, sweet

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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

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

    pleasant, sweet

  2. tartnoun

    a small open pie with a fruit filling

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

    sweet, pleasant

  3. tartadjective

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

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

    pleasant, sweet

  4. lemony, lemonlike, sourish, tangy, tartadjective

    tasting sour like a lemon

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

    pleasant, sweet

  5. sharp, sharp-worded, tartadjective


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

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

    sweet, pleasant

Matched Categories

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. tartadjective

    sour, acid, pricked

  2. tartadjective

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "tart":

    pie, cobbler, apple, acid

Suggested Resources

  1. TART

    What does TART stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the TART acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

How to pronounce tart?

How to say tart in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use tart in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Monica Lewinsky:

    Now I admit I made mistakes — especially wearing that beret — but the attention and judgment that I received — not the story, but that I personally received — was unprecedented, i was branded as a tramp, tart, slut, whore, bimbo and, of course, 'that woman.' I was known by many, but actually known by few. I get it. It was easy to forget 'that woman' was dimensional and had a soul.

  4. 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.

  5. Washington Irving:

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

Translations for tart

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for tart »


Find a translation for the tart synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)


Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


"tart." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 3 Mar. 2024. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/tart>.

Discuss these tart synonyms with the community:


    Are we missing a good synonym for tart?

    Image or illustration of


    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Synonyms.com


    Are you a human thesaurus?

    Which of the following is a synonym of the word Grunt?
    • A. Shout
    • B. Praise
    • C. Frown
    • D. Growl

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for tart: