Synonyms for (noun) taste

Synonyms: taste, tasting

Definition: a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds

Usage: a wine tasting

Similar words: sensing, perception

Definition: becoming aware of something via the senses


Synonyms: gustation, gustatory modality, taste, sense of taste

Definition: the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth

Usage: his cold deprived him of his sense of taste

Similar words: sense modality, sensory system, modality

Definition: a particular sense


Similar words: exteroception

Definition: sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body


Synonyms: taste, taste perception, taste sensation, gustatory perception, gustatory sensation

Definition: the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus

Usage: the candy left him with a bad taste; the melon had a delicious taste

Similar words: esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression, aesthesis

Definition: an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation

Usage: a sensation of touch


Synonyms: taste, perceptiveness, discernment, appreciation

Definition: delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)

Usage: arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success; to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste

Similar words: secernment, discrimination

Definition: the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished


Synonyms: taste

Definition: a brief experience of something

Usage: he got a taste of life on the wild side; she enjoyed her brief taste of independence

Similar words: experience

Definition: an event as apprehended

Usage: a surprising experience; that painful experience certainly got our attention


Synonyms: predilection, preference, taste, penchant

Definition: a strong liking

Usage: my own preference is for good literature; the Irish have a penchant for blarney

Similar words: liking

Definition: a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment

Usage: I've always had a liking for reading; she developed a liking for gin


Synonyms: mouthful, taste

Definition: a small amount eaten or drunk

Usage: take a taste--you'll like it

Similar words: small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

Definition: an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

Synonyms for (verb) taste

Synonyms: taste

Definition: experience briefly

Usage: The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died

Similar words: know, live, experience

Definition: have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations

Usage: I know the feeling!; have you ever known hunger?; I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict; The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare; I lived through two divorces


Synonyms: try, try out, taste, sample

Definition: take a sample of

Usage: Try these new crackers; Sample the regional dishes

Similar words: consume, have, ingest, take, take in

Definition: serve oneself to, or consume regularly

Usage: Have another bowl of chicken soup!; I don't take sugar in my coffee


Synonyms: taste

Definition: perceive by the sense of taste

Usage: Can you taste the garlic?

Similar words: comprehend, perceive

Definition: to become aware of through the senses

Usage: I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon


Synonyms: taste

Definition: distinguish flavors

Usage: We tasted wines last night

Similar words: identify

Definition: consider to be equal or the same

Usage: He identified his brother as one of the fugitives


Synonyms: taste, smack

Definition: have a distinctive or characteristic taste

Usage: This tastes of nutmeg

Similar words: savor, savour, taste

Definition: have flavor; taste of something