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See definition of zest on Dictionary.com
  • nountaste, flavor; pep, joie de vivre
  • nounenergy, gusto

synonyms for zest

  • flavoring
  • ginger
  • salt
  • seasoning
  • spice
  • bite
  • body
  • charm
  • get-up-and-go
  • guts
  • interest
  • kick
  • nip
  • piquancy
  • punch
  • pungency
  • relish
  • savor
  • snap
  • tang
  • zip
See also synonyms for: zestless
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antonyms for zest

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  • apathy
  • blandness
  • boredom
  • dullness
  • idleness
  • lethargy
  • indifference
  • laziness
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How to use zest in a sentence

In a small bowl, use your fingers to rub the sugars and orange zest together.
TART ROASTED CRANBERRIES AND A BILLOWY MERINGUE TOPPING TAKE THIS PIE IN A BRIGHT, BOLD DIRECTIONERIN JEANNE MCDOWELLNOVEMBER 12, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Its centerpiece is a turkey breast stuffed with a cranberry sauce gussied up with pecans, maple syrup, thyme and orange zest.
MAKE IT A ONE-PAN THANKSGIVING WITH STUFFED TURKEY BREAST, SWEET POTATOES AND GREEN BEANSELLIE KRIEGERNOVEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Like most citrus, you can use their zest and juice to flavor savory dishes and desserts.
HARNESS THE BRIGHT SWEETNESS OF ORANGES IN THESE 7 RECIPESKARI SONDENOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Both empathy and zest for life are positively connected with Stoicism.
THE JOYS OF BEING A STOIC - ISSUE 92: FRONTIERSMASSIMO PIGLIUCCINOVEMBER 4, 2020NAUTILUS
Add the parsley, lemon zest, salt and pepper and toss to combine.
HOMEMADE, SEASONED BREADCRUMBS ADD CRUNCH AND FLAVOR TO PASTAS, VEGETABLES AND MOREJESSE SZEWCZYKOCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Sprinkle with the scallions, peanuts, red chili flakes, and lime zest.
THIS BAKED SWEET POTATO RECIPE WILL ENLIVEN ALL OF YOUR SENSESPATTY DIEZOCTOBER 6, 2020EATER
Urbanity ushers in water that needs no apology, and gives a zest to the worst vintage.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
Her new joy and excitement, her gaiety and zest for life— all had been caused, not by himself, but by another.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Besides, rough work makes a fellow take his ease with all the more zest.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Certainly Valerie deserved to conquer the ill health that was robbing her of so much of the zest of living.
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