tasteful

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taste +‎ -ful

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  • IPA(key): /ˈteɪstfəl/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪstfəl

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tasteful (comparative more tasteful, superlative most tasteful)

  1. Having or exhibiting good taste; aesthetically pleasing or conforming to expectations or ideals of what is appropriate.
    Her home was decorated with tasteful, classical furnishings.
  2. Having a high relish; savoury.
    • 1712, Pope, Alexander, transl., Vertumnus and Pomona, translation of Metamorphoses by Ovid, lines 100–104; republished in The Complete Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Boston, New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1902, page 66:
      Not the fair fruit that on you branches glows / With that ripe red th' autumnal sun bestows; / Nor tasteful herbs that in these gardens rise, / Which the kind soil with milky sap supplies;
  3. (colloquial) Gay; fashionable. [from 21st c.]

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