Zest vs Zestless - What's the difference?

zest | zestless |

As a noun zest

is gesture.

As an adjective zestless is

lacking zest; passionless, unenthusiastic.




(wikipedia zest)
  • The outer skin of a citrus fruit, used as a flavouring or garnish.
  • The orange zest gives the strong flavors in this dish.
  • (by extension) Enthusiasm; keen enjoyment; relish; gusto.
  • Auntie Mame had a real zest for life.
  • * Young
  • Almighty Vanity! to thee they owe / Their zest of pleasure, and their balm of woe.
  • * Gogan
  • Liberality of disposition and conduct gives the highest zest and relish to social intercourse.
  • The woody, thick skin enclosing the kernel of a walnut.
  • * 2006 , N. J. Nusha, On the edge: short stories (page 85)
  • The green zest of walnuts was used by the women to shine their teeth and it also gave a beautiful rust colour to their lips.


    * (enthusiasm) gusto * spice, relish, tang


  • (cooking) To scrape the zest from a fruit
  • To make more zesty
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    (en adjective)
  • Lacking zest; passionless, unenthusiastic.
  • Derived terms

    * zestlessly