Tasteful
Tasteful Taste"ful (t[=a]st"f[.u]l), a. 1. Having a high relish; savory. ``Tasteful herbs.'' --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Having or exhibiting good taste; in accordance with good taste; tasty; as, a tasteful drapery. [1913 Webster] -- {Taste"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Taste"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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