Definition of Tasteful

1. Adjective. Having or showing or conforming to good taste.

2. Adjective. Free from what is tawdry or unbecoming. "She hated to have her neat plans upset"
Exact synonyms: Neat, Refined
Similar to: Elegant
Derivative terms: Neatness, Tastefulness

Definition of Tasteful

1. a. Having a high relish; savory.

Definition of Tasteful

1. Adjective. having or exhibiting good taste; aesthetically pleasing or conforming to expectations or ideals of what is appropriate ¹

2. Adjective. Having a high relish; savoury. ¹

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Definition of Tasteful

1. tasty [adj] - See also: tasty

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tasteful

taste deficiency
taste hairs
taste like chicken
taste of one's own medicine
taste perception
taste pore
taste property
taste ridge
taste sensation
taste tester
taste threshold
tasteful (current term)
tastes like chicken

Literary usage of Tasteful

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the Rhode Island Institute of Instruction by Rhode Island Institute of Instruction, Henry Barnard (1849)
"The walls of all these buildings are of stone, about two feet thick, faced with common brick, and painted a tasteful color. including the wood-work overhead ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1822)
"Nothing has prevented us from noticing the Bailie's work, but our own admirable anticipation in " the Gathering of the West," of the learned and tasteful ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1817)
"Prose cannot so well describe the effect of this exquisite piece of sculpture, as the following tasteful lines from The Sheffield Iris: " Soft, ..."

4. The Rhine from Rotterdam to Constance: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1884)
"143) , and deserves a visit for the sake of ite situation and its tasteful arrangement. 23. From Bingerbrück to Kreuznach, Saarbrücken, and Hetz. ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... containing the Belvedere, a villa erected by Ferdinand I. in 1536, and considered one of the most tasteful reproductions of Italian architecture to the ..."

6. Travels in the Great Western Prairies: The Anahuac and Rocky Mountains, and by Thomas Jefferson Farnham (1843)
"A Great Heart—Little Bear River—Vegetables and Bitterness—Two White Men, a Squaw and Child— A Dead Shot—What is tasteful—Trapping—Black- foot and Sioux—A ..."

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