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zest

 
 
pronunciation:
zest
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part of speech: noun
definition: a sense of great pleasure or enjoyment.
Our grandmother's zest for living makes her seem much younger.
synonyms:
relish
antonyms:
apathy
similar words:
appetite, delight, enjoyment, enthusiasm, joy, passion, pleasure, taste, zeal
derivations: zestful (adj.), zesty (adj.), zestfully (adv.), zestfulness (n.)
Word History
Zest was borrowed into English in the 17th century from the French word zest that means "orange or lemon peel." By the end of the18th century, it was being used to mean "keen enjoyment."