VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

II. PERSONAL AFFECTIONS

2. Discriminative Affections

[Good taste.] Taste.

[Antonyms: vulgarity.]

[Nouns] taste; good taste, refined taste, cultivated taste; delicacy, refinement, fine feeling, gust, gusto, tact, finesse; nicety (discrimination) [more]; ; polish, elegance, grace.

virtu; delettanteism; fine art; culture, cultivation.

[Science of taste] aesthetics.

man of taste; connoisseur, judge, critic, conoscent, virtuoso, amateur, dilettant, Aristarchus, Corinthian, arbiter elegantiarum, stagirite, euphemist.

"caviare to the general" [Hamlet].

[Verbs] appreciate, judge, criticise, discriminate [more]

[Adjectives] in good taste, cute, tasteful, tasty; unaffected, pure, chaste, classical, attic; cultivated, refined; dainty; aesthetic, artistic; elegant [more]; euphemistic.

to one's taste, to one's mind; after one's fancy; comme il faut; tire a quatre epingles.

[Adverbs] elegantly

[Phrases] nihil tetigit quod non ornavit [from Johnson's epitaph on Goldsmith]; chacun a son gout; oculi pictura tenentur aures cantibus [Cicero].

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