gusto

[ guhs-toh ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

Early 17th century; Latin

from Latin gustus ‘taste’

Synonyms

  • brio
  • fervor
  • verve
  • zeal
  • zest

Antonyms

  • apathy
  • indifference
  • lethargy
  • dislike
  • misery
  • unhappiness

Definition

hearty or keen enjoyment, as in eating or drinking, or in action or speech in general

Example

The salsa performers danced with great gusto.

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