The palatability of something is its quality of being tasty or acceptable in some other way. When you're baking a cake, its palatability is much more important than the way it looks.

Food is what you probably think of when you hear the word palatability. It usually has to do with the way things taste, and it comes from the word palate, which in turn is rooted in the Latin palatum, or "roof of the mouth." Palatability has evolved to include other qualities in addition to taste: "I question the palatability of a new tax — will it be acceptable to the voters?"

Definitions of palatability
  1. noun
    acceptability to the mind or feelings
    “the pursuit of electoral palatability
    synonyms: palatableness
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    type of:
    acceptability, acceptableness
    satisfactoriness by virtue of conforming to approved standards
  2. noun
    the property of being acceptable to the mouth
    synonyms: palatableness
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    unpalatability, unpalatableness
    the property of being unacceptable to the mouth
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    pleasingness, tastiness
    pleasant palatability
    appetisingness, appetizingness
    the property of stimulating the appetite
    delectability, deliciousness, lusciousness, toothsomeness
    extreme appetizingness
    flavorsomeness, flavoursomeness, savoriness
    having an appetizing flavor
    juiciness, succulence, succulency
    a juicy appetizingness
    type of:
    taste property
    a property appreciated via the sense of taste
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