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Gusto definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GUST'O, n. Relish; that which excites pleasant sensations in the palate or tongue.
1. Intellectual taste. [Little used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment [syn: gusto, relish, zest, zestfulness]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural gustoes) Etymology: Italian, from Latin gustus, past participle Date: 1620 1. a. an individual or special taste <different gustoes> b. enthusiastic and vigorous enjoyment or appreciation c. vitality marked by an abundance of vigor and enthusiasm 2. archaic artistic style

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -oes) 1 zest; enjoyment or vigour in doing something. 2 (foll. by for) archaic relish or liking. 3 archaic a style of artistic execution. Etymology: It. f. L gustus taste

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gusto Gus"to, n. [It. or Sp., fr. L. gustus; akin to E. choose. Cf. 2d GUST, GOUR.] Nice or keen appreciation or enjoyment; relish; taste; fancy. --Dryden.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you do something with gusto, you do it with energetic and enthusiastic enjoyment. Hers was a minor part, but she played it with gusto. N-UNCOUNT: usu with N [approval]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Relish, zest, liking, gust.

Moby Thesaurus

activity, affection, alacrity, amusement, animal pleasure, animal spirits, animation, anxiety, anxiousness, appetite, appreciation, ardency, ardor, avidity, avidness, bodily pleasure, breathless impatience, brio, briskness, capersomeness, carnal delight, cheerful readiness, coltishness, comfort, content, contentment, coziness, creature comforts, crush, delectation, delight, eagerness, ease, ecstasy, elan, endpleasure, enjoyment, entertainment, enthusiasm, esprit, euphoria, excitement, exuberance, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fire, fondness, forepleasure, forwardness, friskiness, frolicsomeness, fruition, fun, furor, fury, gaiety, gamesomeness, gayness, glow, gratification, great satisfaction, gust, heart, heartiness, hearty enjoyment, heat, impassionedness, impatience, impetuosity, impetus, infatuation, intellectual pleasure, joie de vivre, keen desire, keen pleasure, keenness, kicks, life, likes, liking, liveliness, love, lustiness, luxury, mettle, palate, passion, passionateness, perkiness, pertness, physical pleasure, piss and vinegar, playfulness, pleasure, promptness, quickness, quiet pleasure, readiness, relish, robustness, rollicksomeness, rompishness, satisfaction, savor, self-gratification, self-indulgence, sensual pleasure, sensuous pleasure, sexual pleasure, skittishness, soul, spirit, spiritedness, spirits, sportiveness, sprightliness, sweetness of life, taste, titillation, upclimb, vehemence, verve, vigor, vim, vitality, vivacity, voluptuousness, warmth, warmth of feeling, weakness, well-being, zeal, zealousness, zest, zestfulness, zip


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