Taste vs Penchant - What's the difference?

taste | penchant |


As nouns the difference between taste and penchant

is that taste is one of the sensations produced by the tongue in response to certain chemicals () while penchant is taste, liking, or inclination (for).

As a verb taste

is to sample the flavor of something orally.

taste

English

Alternative forms

* tast (obsolete)

Noun

  • One of the sensations produced by the tongue in response to certain chemicals ().
  • A person's implicit set of preferences, especially esthetic, though also culinary, sartorial, etc. ().
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  • *:"My tastes ," he said, still smiling, "incline me to the garishly sunlit side of this planet." And, to tease her and arouse her to combat: "I prefer a farandole to a nocturne; I'd rather have a painting than an etching; Mr. Whistler bores me with his monochromatic mud; I don't like dull colours, dull sounds, dull intellects;."
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=1 citation , passage=The huge square box, parquet-floored and high-ceilinged, had been arranged to display a suite of bedroom furniture designed and made in the halcyon days of the last quarter of the nineteenth century, when modish taste was just due to go clean out of fashion for the best part of the next hundred years.}}
  • A small amount of experience with something that gives a sense of its quality as a whole.
  • A kind of narrow and thin silk ribbon.
  • Synonyms

    * smack, smatch

    Hyponyms

    * relish, savor

    Derived terms

    * champagne taste on a beer budget * acquired taste * tasteless * taste of one's own medicine * tasty * to taste

    Verb

    (tast)
  • To sample the flavor of something orally.
  • * Bible, John ii. 9
  • when the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine
  • To have a taste; to excite a particular sensation by which flavour is distinguished.
  • The chicken tasted' great, but the milk ' tasted like garlic.
  • To experience.
  • I tasted in her arms the delights of paradise.
    They had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The valiant never taste of death but once.
  • * Bible, Heb. ii. 9
  • He should taste death for every man.
  • * Milton
  • Thou wilt taste / No pleasure, though in pleasure, solitary.
  • To take sparingly.
  • * Dryden
  • Age but tastes of pleasures, youth devours.
  • To try by eating a little; to eat a small quantity of.
  • * Bible, 1 Sam. xiv. 29
  • I tasted a little of this honey.
  • (obsolete) To try by the touch; to handle.
  • * Chapman
  • to taste a bow

    Synonyms

    * smack, smake

    Anagrams

    * * * 1000 English basic words ----

    penchant

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • taste, liking, or inclination (for)
  • He has a penchant for fine wine.

    Synonyms

    * desire