V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: something acceptable, especially to the sense of taste

Synonyms: acceptable, agreeable, appetizing, delicious, enjoyable, flavorful, yummy, tempting

Antonyms: unsavory, unappetizing, unpalatable

Tips: Think of the related word palate, which denotes the roof of the mouth. So, something palatable tastes good and is pleasing in the mouth. In addition to good-tasting foods, palatable is also used to describe things acceptable or desirable to one's mind or emotions. Basically, something palatable is good or enjoyable.

Usage Examples:

The band played smooth, palatable blues. (agreeable, enjoyable)

She added a dash of salt to help make the dish more palatable. (flavorful, appetizing)

The idea wasn't very palatable to the parties involved. (acceptable, tempting)

The turkey remained in the oven for way too long, making it dry and unpalatable. (unappetizing, not flavorful, unacceptable)

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