V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


verb, noun

Definition: (v.) to appreciate or enjoy something; (n.) great appreciation and zest for something that brings pleasure

Synonyms: (v.) enjoy, fancy, appreciate; (n.) appreciation, pleasure, taste, liking, enjoyment

Antonyms: (v.) dislike, tolerate, (n.) boredom, disinterest

Tips: Relish is an underused term for enthusiastic appreciation of something. We often hear people say that they "don't relish the idea" of something.

Usage Examples:

Amanda does not relish the idea of using her vacation time to go to Wisconsin in January. (fancy, appreciate) verb

The team relished its victory. (appreciated, enjoyed) verb

I could tell she was feeling better because she ate her dinner with relish and even asked for seconds. (enjoyment, pleasure) noun

I have no relish for getting up early in the morning. (liking, appreciation) noun

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