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Synonyms for zest
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gusto, relish, zest, zestfulness(noun)

    vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment

    Synonyms:
    flavor, piquantness, sapidity, savour, piquance, relish, gusto, flavour, smack, tanginess, tang, zestfulness, piquancy, savor

  2. nip, piquance, piquancy, piquantness, tang, tanginess, zest(verb)

    a tart spicy quality

    Synonyms:
    chilliness, serrated wrack, flavour, sea tangle, relish, tanginess, piquantness, pinch, bladderwrack, savour, flavor, piquance, smack, sea tang, coolness, black rockweed, bladder fucus, piquancy, sapidity, zestfulness, tang, savor, shot, gusto

  3. zest, spice, spice up(verb)

    add herbs or spices to

    Synonyms:
    spice, spice up

Wiktionary

  1. zest(noun)

    Synonyms:
    gusto

  2. zest(noun)

    Synonyms:
    relish, spice, tang

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. zest

    Appetite is used only of the demands of the physical system, unless otherwise expressly stated, as when we say an appetite for knowledge; passion includes all excitable impulses of our nature, as anger, fear, love, hatred, etc. Appetite is thus more animal than passion; and when we speak of passions and appetites as conjoined or contrasted, we think of the appetites as wholly physical and of the passions as, in part at least, mental or spiritual. We say an appetite for food, a passion for fame. Compare DESIRE.

    Compare ANTIPATHY.

    Synonyms:
    appetency, appetite, craving, desire, disposition, impulse, inclination, liking, longing, lust, passion, proclivity, proneness, propensity, relish, thirst

    Antonyms:
    antipathy, aversion, detestation, disgust, dislike, disrelish, distaste, hatred, indifference, loathing, repugnance, repulsion

    Preposition:
    He had an insatiable appetite for the marvellous.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. zest

    Synonyms:
    flavor, appetizer, gusto, gust, pleasure, enjoyment, relish, sharpener, recommendation, enhancement

    Antonyms:
    distaste, disrelish, detriment

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. zest(n.)

    Synonyms:
    relish, flavor, savor, taste, gust, gusto, smack, twang, appetizer

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    enthusiasm

How to use zest in a sentence?

  1. Antoine De Saint-Exupery:

    True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.

  2. Antoine De Saint-Exupery:

    It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.

  3. Kirsten Fleming:

    People are excited to see Chris on the course, his zest for life is infectious. He keeps a pretty quick pace, so he’ll be right in the middle of the pack.

  4. Robin Gee:

    Takayo has a love and a zest for life and an appreciation for people and every little good thing that happens in her life. So I think her strong spirit and optimistic outlook on life is what carried her through.

  5. E. B. White:

    The liberal holds that he is true to the republic when he is true to himself. (It may not be as cozy an attitude as it sounds.) He greets with enthusiasm the fact of the journey, as a dog greets a man's invitation to take a walk. And he acts in the dog's way too, swinging wide, racing ahead, doubling back, covering many miles of territory that the man never traverses, all in the spirit of inquiry and the zest for truth. He leaves a crazy trail, but he ranges far beyond the genteel old party he walks with and he is usually in a better position to discover a skunk.

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