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1. zest

noun. ['ˈzɛst'] vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment.

Synonyms

  • relish
  • enjoyment
  • gusto
  • enthusiasm

Antonyms

  • uncolored
  • defend
  • dislike
  • pain

Etymology

  • zeste (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Zest

  • self-professed
  • transgressed
  • unimpressed
  • telequest
  • stateswest
  • intrawest
  • eastern-west
  • dispossessed
  • unaddressed
  • telewest
  • repossessed
  • reinvest
  • progressed
  • northwest
  • indigest
  • expressed
  • distressed
  • compressed
  • undressed
  • sylvest
  • suppressed
  • suggest
  • southwest
  • request
  • repressed
  • reassessed
  • protest
  • professed
  • penwest
  • norwest

Example sentences of the word zest


1. Noun, singular or mass
Allow the heat and steam from the water to dry out the stuck-on zest.

2. Adjective, superlative
Add a few drops of fresh lemon juice to bring zest to the salad dressing.

Quotes containing the word zest


1. A friend is a beloved mystery; dearest always because he is not ourself, and has something in him which it is impossible for us to fathom. If it were not so, friendship would lose its chief zest.
- Lucy Larcom

2. Our Father who art in nature, who has given the gift of survival to the coyote, the common brown rat, the English sparrow, the house fly and the moth, must have a great and overwhelming love for no-goods and blots-on-the-town and bums, and Mack and the boys. Virtues and graces and laziness and zest. Our Father who art in nature.
- John Steinbeck, Cannery Row

2. zest

noun. ['ˈzɛst'] a tart spicy quality.

Synonyms

  • spiciness
  • tanginess
  • piquantness
  • spicery
  • nip
  • spice
  • piquancy
  • tang

Antonyms

  • off-season
  • high season
  • rainy season
  • dry season

Etymology

  • zeste (French)

3. zest

verb. ['ˈzɛst'] add herbs or spices to.

Synonyms

  • flavor
  • ginger
  • spice up
  • spice
  • flavour
  • pepper

Etymology

  • zeste (French)
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