adjective see zest

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • zestless — adjective Lacking zest; passionless, unenthusiastic …   Wiktionary

  • zest — zestless, adj. /zest/, n. 1. keen relish; hearty enjoyment; gusto. 2. an agreeable or piquant flavor imparted to something. 3. anything added to impart flavor, enhance one s appreciation, etc. 4. piquancy; interest; charm. 5. liveliness or… …   Universalium

  • stale — [adj1] old, decayed dried, dry, faded, fetid, flat, fusty, hard, insipid, malodorous, musty, noisome, parched, rank, reeking, smelly, sour, spoiled, stagnant, stenchy, stinking, tasteless, watery, weak, zestless; concepts 462,485,598 Ant. fresh,… …   New thesaurus

  • zest — noun Etymology: obsolete French (now zeste), orange or lemon peel (used as flavoring) Date: circa 1674 1. a piece of the peel of a citrus fruit (as an orange or lemon) used as flavoring 2. an enjoyably exciting quality ; piquancy < adds zest to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • zestlessness — noun The state or condition of being zestless; lack of passion or enthusiasm …   Wiktionary

  • zestlessly — adverb In a zestless way …   Wiktionary

  • insipidity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of taste or interest Nouns insipidity, vapidity; tastelessness, weakness; dullness, mediocrity, indifference. Adjectives 1. (lacking taste) insipid, tasteless, flavorless, savorless, unseasoned,… …   English dictionary for students

  • insipid — adj 1. flat, uninteresting, unentertaining, inexpressive, unimaginative, colorless, jejune, Sl. blah; unanimated, spiritless, zestless, sapless, tame, lifeless, empty, Sl. dead, Sl. nothing; pointless, impotent, weak, feeble, anemic, limp, namby… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • listless — adj 1. languid, languorous, sluggish, phlegmatic, lethargic, torpid, weary, fatigued, enervated, enervate; heavy, leaden, hebetudinous, drowsy, dozy, sleepy, slumberous, soporific, somnolent, comatose, narcose, oscitant, supine; lackadaisical,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • lymphatic — adj 1. serous, rheumy, phlegmy, humeral, ichorous. 2. languid, languorous, lethargic, listless, lifeless, inanimate, spiritless, zestless, Inf. pepless; dull, heavy, sluggish, lumpish, torpid, supine, hebetudinous, Sl. dopey …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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