Definition of palatable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpalətəb(ə)l/


1(Of food or drink) pleasant to taste: a very palatable local red wine
More example sentences
  • We're talking about very palatable foods, high in fat and high in sugar.
  • I actually had a menu from which to make my meal selection and the food was incredibly palatable.
  • There was a wide range of palatable food and several party pieces were forthcoming afterwards.
tasty, appetizing, pleasant-tasting;
eatable, edible, drinkable, flavourful, flavoursome, savoury, delicious, delectable, enjoyable, mouth-watering, luscious, toothsome, succulent, dainty
informal scrumptious, finger-licking, yummy, scrummy, nummy, moreish, delish, yum-yum
literary ambrosial
rare comestible, flavorous, ambrosian, sapid, nectarean, nectareous
1.1(Of an action or proposal) acceptable or satisfactory: a device that made increased taxation more palatable
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  • Wall Street analysts find the company's proposal more palatable than the state's.
  • Why not get all your opinions about the world in one handy palatable package from a right-wing corporate rag?
  • The magazines are chock - full of similar advice, but in a more palatable package.
pleasant, acceptable, satisfactory, pleasing, agreeable, easy to take, to one's liking, pleasurable, nice
rare sapid



Pronunciation: /palətəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • Additionally, they are practically spoil-proof, though adhering to best-before dates will guarantee maximum palatability.
  • Quite unlike a beef pelau, where visuals help trigger palatability, an egg roll could conceivably conceal some rather unpleasant surprises.
  • By ensuring the product is consistent in its hardness and palatability, intakes can be controlled and the cost of improved performance can be managed.


Pronunciation: /ˈpalətəblnəs/
Example sentences
  • The higher the viscosity level became the lower the palatableness.


Example sentences
  • Do you know what kind of garbage you are thrusting upon the tables of our society when you have no idea whether the proportions of spices are palatably acceptable?
  • Luckily, although these varieties are genetically identical, they are not palatably identical once transformed into alcohol.
  • To its predominantly white, upper to middle class, politically central and generally wildly homophobic audiences, this act somehow palatably spoke anti-apartheid, anti-government, pro-democracy.

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