Palatable is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of palatable, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - acceptable to the taste or mind
EXAMPLES - Palatable in a Sentence
- I think you did a great job making these 'palatable', Peter. (source)
- In the short term, we can tax sodas and highly palatable foods. (source)
- He said a deal with Labour was more "palatable" to him than one with the (source)
- That should be more 'palatable' right, be finally rid of those "extreme" capitalists. (source)
- This bill's purpose was to make the first bill more "palatable" to the Dems in the House. (source)
- Now, I like BBQ, but let's face it, it's cheap meat cooked to be palatable, which is fine. (source)
- "political vendetta" because his shift from bureaucracy to politics was not "palatable" to her. (source)
- Evidently, Exxon still clings to that fiction, thereby offering up this crappola as 'palatable'. (source)
- "Yes, when it is palatable, which is not often: commonly it has a bitter taste in the swallowing. (source)
- Below is my original post from the Yahoo Videoblogging list archives regarding the "palatable" quote: (source)
- They repackage the bill and add some pork and tax breaks to make it more "palatable" to the House GOP. (source)
- Unfortunately, neither of these is deemed politically "palatable", which is the real crux of the issue. (source)
- "Carnyl,"  a kind of palatable pemmican brought from England and intended only for use on the Coast. (source)
- The food industry's first priority is to make their foods as highly 'palatable' and appealing as possible. (source)
- The regular cheese pizza seems designed to make the vegan offering more palatable, which is not an easy feat (source)
- If not, our elections will always be won by candidates who know how to present the most untruths in palatable forms. (source)
- The only solution to the withdrawal and relapse cycle, he says, might be to avoid "palatable" foods in the first place. (source)
- So this is what it's going to be like in Australia now, your salary needs to be 'palatable' to the rest of the community. (source)
- Yeah right, just an attempt by Republicans to prevent regulation of the financial industry using a more "palatable" approach. (source)
- He said the strategy would be keep HB 911 and HB 4733 trapped in committee until a "palatable" compromise could be worked out. (source)
- It would take you a day to write a paragraph if you have to keep backing up and re-phrasing to make something more "palatable". (source)
- Three minutes of usefulness leads to 10,000 years in a landfill or The situation is far from palatable, which is why Stephanie Bernstein founded (source)
- Rules that ensure fairness while allowing one violation before an employee's termination made accepting the stricter terms palatable to the union. (source)
- After the meeting, Healy said he will discuss possible changes with Martuccio that would make the legislation more "palatable" to the administration. (source)
- Dahlkemper says her bill's focus on positive incentives, as opposed to penalties, makes it politically "palatable" and more likely to become part of health reform. (source)
- In order to make it "palatable" for the gov't and the majority of the idiots (ie. citizens) to ban most if not all arms from the public, here is a scenario i envision. (source)
- In Cottone's study, which appeared in PNAS in late November, one group of rats was fed "palatable", or high-sugar, chow for two days and then deprived of it for five days. (source)
- Tavern League President Rob Swearingen credited Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Waunakee, with negotiating a deal that was "palatable" to his group and those pushing for a stricter ban. (source)
- The Palestinians know that may be difficult to obtain but hope that by next fall, they will have won sufficient international support to make the idea palatable, should the need arise. (source)
- Octavia Butler was the first widely read African American woman science fiction writer, and her works wrapped up complex treatments of gender and race in palatable, fast-paced sf stories. (source)
- Also keep in mind, it was this same agenda, via more 'palatable' means, that Barack Obama actively participated in helping bring about during the 1980's as a street level footsoldier, and the (source)
- It wasn't as bad as you'd think, -- except for the gas, which isn't what you would call palatable, -- and I came out not much worse off than a chap who has been through a hard football scrimmage. (source)
- Would gay marriages be more "palatable" if supporters were to emphasize the actuality that civil unions would be available to non-gay partners in the same manner it does to gay partners had House Bill 444 been enacted? (source)
- It is a presence nigh on impossible to avoid, the 'palatable' and comprehensible becoming ever more tightly constrained as homogenised product, readily placed within pigeon hole comprehensible; head as be 'talking' of road to nowhere. (source)
- It's not impossible, just (to this point) unpalatable to decide to "lose" - so make the idea palatable by taking the following position: You think you know better, and she thinks she knows better, so what's the harm in letting her believe what she wants? (source)
- What it does mean is that, in a culture rich in highly palatable foods and an ideal of thinness, we are having a difficult time reconciling the paradox and are, therefore, more likely to see an increase in food use as a way to ease the mind, however temporary, which allows the problem to build on itself. (source)
- Instead of dealing with this problem and facing it "head-on" our local leaders have ALL (to a PERSON) just put their heads in the sand, ignored this VERY OBVIOUS and always-growing problem and just hoped / wished it would go away - so that THEY could work on other more "palatable" issues - and (perhaps) expand their own "personal" careers - without having to deal with such an "icky" problem in our City and County. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 53.0, which suggests that "palatable" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 36 synonyms for palatable.
A-OK, acceptable, aperitive, appetizing, attractive, cool, copacetic, delectable, delightful, divine, enjoyable, fair, flavorsome, good-tasting, heavenly, home-cooking, luscious, mellow, mouthwatering, peachy, pleasant, relishing, sapid, saporific, saporous, satisfactory, savory, scrumptious, sugar-coated, sweetened, tasteful, tasty, tempting, toothsome, toothy, yummy
We have 12 antonyms for palatable.
bitter, disagreeable, distasteful, repulsive, sour, unacceptable, unattractive, unhappy, unpleasant, unsatisfactory, unsavory, untasty
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of palatable from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Acceptable to the taste; sufficiently agreeable in flavor to be eaten.
- (adjective) Acceptable or agreeable to the mind or sensibilities: a palatable solution to the problem.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Pleasing to the taste, tasty.
- (adjective) Tolerable, acceptable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Agreeable to the palate or taste; savory; hence, acceptable; pleasing
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Agreeable to the taste or palate; savory; such as may be relished, either literally or figuratively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) acceptable to the taste or mind