Things that taste great are tasty. You could describe your favorite foods, from doughnuts to baked ziti, as tasty.

While tasty basically means the same thing as yummy or flavorful, it implies a less serious compliment than the word delicious, for example. Potato chips are tasty, and so are grilled cheese sandwiches and soft serve ice cream cones. They're pleasant and appetizing, but not necessarily the most amazing food you've ever eaten. Tasty once had a secondary meaning of "elegant" or "tasteful."

Definitions of tasty

adj pleasing to the sense of taste

“a tasty morsel”
appetising, appetizing
appealing to or stimulating the appetite especially in appearance or aroma
containing or filled with salt
palatable, toothsome
acceptable to the taste or mind
having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar
having a sharp biting taste
acid-tasting, sour-tasting
having a sour acidic taste
ambrosial, ambrosian, nectarous
extremely pleasing to the taste; sweet and fragrant
causing a sharp and acrid taste experience;"quinine is bitter"
bitterish, sharp-tasting
somewhat bitter
bittersweet, semisweet
having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness
appealing to refined taste
especially pleasing to the taste
delectable, delicious, luscious, pleasant-tasting, scrumptious, toothsome, yummy
extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
flavorful, flavorous, flavorsome, flavourful, flavourous, flavoursome, sapid, saporous
full of flavor
tasting or smelling richly of or as of fruit
full-bodied, racy, rich, robust
marked by richness and fullness of flavor
having the piquant burning taste of peppers
having a taste like that of ginger
hot, spicy
producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves
grapey, grapy
having a taste like that of grapes
having a mild taste
a sharp biting taste
nutlike, nutty
having the flavor of nuts
piquant, savory, savoury, spicy, zesty
having an agreeably pungent taste
acrid, pungent
strong and sharp;"the pungent taste of radishes"
one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water
tasting of smoke
one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons
having a strong taste
winey, winy
having the taste of wine
lacking flavor
unappetising, unappetizing
not appetizing in appearance, aroma, or taste
not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind
bland, flat, flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless, vapid
lacking taste or flavor or tang
nonflavored, nonflavoured, unflavored, unflavoured
without flavoring added
unsalted, unseasoned
without salt or seasoning
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