Relish Definition

rĕlĭsh
relished, relishes, relishing
noun
relishes
Distinctive or characteristic flavor.
A relish of garlic in the stew.
Webster's New World
Pleasure; enjoyment; zest.
To listen with relish.
Webster's New World
Anything that gives pleasure, zest, or enjoyment; attractive quality.
Webster's New World
Liking or craving.
Showing little relish for the task.
Webster's New World
A trace or touch (of some quality); hint or suggestion.
A relish of malice in his action.
Webster's New World
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verb
relished, relishes, relishing
To taste or have the flavor (of something)
Webster's New World
To take keen pleasure in; enjoy fully.
Relished every minute of their vacation.
American Heritage
To give flavor.
Webster's New World
To enjoy; like.
Webster's New World
To be pleased with or look forward to.
I don't relish speaking with that student's parents about his behavior.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
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Other Word Forms of Relish

Noun

Singular:
relish
Plural:
relishes

Origin of Relish

  • Alteration of Middle English reles taste from Old French something remaining from relaissier to leave behind release

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Variant of relese, with assimilation to -ish.

    From Wiktionary

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