Zest is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand zest (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use zest in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of zest, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of zest, followed by 44 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - add herbs or spices to
EXAMPLES - Zest in a Sentence
- The zest is the colorful outer layer of the citrus peel. (source)
- MY NOTES: I omitted the lemon zest from the cupcake recipe. (source)
- I'd like to marry someone with that kind of zest for living. (source)
- That zest is apparent from the very first page of Mrs. Miniver. (source)
- Then tamed bright color touches add some "zest," the company said. (source)
- "Why would he not live with that kind of zest up to the last second? (source)
- Take, for instance, the mention of "zest," as in a lemon's outer rind. (source)
- * Orange zest, which is simply to shred the outside of the orange peel. (source)
- Does that odd word "zest" earn its place or is it a convenient rhyme-word? (source)
- Fresh orange zest is really the key to getting a good flavor from these cookies. (source)
- And of course understand that passion is defined as a zest or zeal, not simply the sexual kind. (source)
- Yeah Mansi orange zest is a real good option for home baking if not using rum for people like me. (source)
- She says the lemon zest is optional, but I can't imagine that it could possibly really be optional. (source)
- The notion that the landscape itself has a "zest" for "the vicissitudes by which men die" is curious. (source)
- For the curd, put the zest and sugar in a food processor and pulse until combined and the zest is broken down. (source)
- Only 36pc disagreed with that statement. said there was now a sense of "zest" at all levels of the Labour campaign. (source)
- Sure enough, one girl wants the orange skin for "zest" to make her cake and the other wants to eat the fruit inside. (source)
- Does not a blood-spot or a lust-spot on the clothes of a blooming emperor give a kind of zest to the genteel young god? (source)
- I'm a vegetarian, I love this stuff on anything that can handle that kind of zest: portobello, tofu, quinoa burgers, etc. (source)
- Does not a blood-spot, or a lust-spot, on the clothes of a blooming emperor, give a kind of zest to the genteel young god? (source)
- The reason that the zest is so desireable is that it contains lots of essential oils that make for a strong, pleasant flavor. (source)
- Let cool on a cooling rack and reduce the oven to 325 F. Process the sugar and the lemon zest until the zest is finely ground. (source)
- At this time, my convictions are not blunted by responsibility, and my remarks may make up in zest what they lack in soundness. (source)
- They hesitate; they feel the people lacking zest, that is why they have delayed the going of the army till the feast of Prodigies. (source)
- Where today is that Horatio Alger, pull oneself up by one's bootstraps zest and zeal that permeated the bounteous last few decades? (source)
- And this zest is health: sweeping into the mind and into those recesses of being beyond the conscious self, it overflows into the body. (source)
- The zest can be removed very carefully with a sharp pairing knife, but the easiest and best way to remove the zest is with a microplane. (source)
- Another South American living in the states, this time it is the sweet looking Suzie Smith who apparently has a "zest" for life despite residing in Iowa. (source)
- But he kept cool, or rather the natural faculty which had given him so much authority and success in life rose with a kind of zest to its new and unaccustomed task. (source)
- For a woman, Dobson writes, love is her most important experience: Love gives woman her "zest," it makes up her "life-blood," it is her primary "psychological need." (source)
- I also didn't have the right tool to "zest" the lemon, and couldn't find a vanilla bean - yeah, this recipe called for a vanilla bean instead of the usual vanilla extract. (source)
- You've got to see this.) recipe, from blogger sweetbeanandgreen, is for a buttery sugar cookie with both lemon juice and zest, which is rolled in sugar and crushed lavender. (source)
- A portable seraphine gave forth a familiar tune, in which all joined in singing with a zest which is only realized by those whom it carries back in recollection to distant home. (source)
- They are a common bakery item throughout the year, but the version made with fresh orange juice and zest is associated with the Christmas season, possibly because oranges are an abundant winter fruit. (source)
- For women and other delights, as we understand the affair, are according to our zest; and our zest is a thing of the mind's devising, added unto desire as the edge of a sword is superadded to the sword. (source)
- If the reader is of a moving family, -- and so he is as he is an American, -- he can recall the zest he found during childhood in the moving which had for his elders -- poor victims of a factitious and conventional sentiment! (source)
- I would have thought that last one must have done the trick, but there's one more I haven't seen talked about: it's called zest of "let's show Jeremiah Wright what a mistake he made in attacking one of our reporters a while back." (source)
- This is impressive, but more impressive still is the way DH mixes this zest for silliness with more solid virtues, such as fine ensemble playing, despite the myriad rumours of on-set arguments that always seem to swirl around the show. (source)
- When they are quite soft strain the juice from them without squeezing; put to it half a pound of granulated sugar and the zest of a lemon (the zest is the peel so thin that the knife blade can be seen, through it while paring), together with the juice. (source)
- It's not that I don't have much affection for any other facet of magic: it's just that stage magic, along with mentalism, are the two things I've always dreamed of doing, and hopefully, I can match the kind of zest I exhibited in mentalism with the things I will write about for stage magic in the coming days. (source)
- During my visit, with just the three of us, dinner arrived on time, at about 8 p.m., and stretched into very pleasant hours, a few slices of sopressata sprinkled with orange zest here, a pork liver stuffed with fennel and bay leaves there, accompanied by Vicarello's own very pricey and astonishingly elegant wine, grown right outside the window. (source)
- And even the show's seemingly throwaway moments - the Devil (a hilarious Ray Wise) flirtatiously nodding to a female shopper at Sam's Home Depot-esque place of employment, demons being transported back to Hell via a pneumatic tube at the DMV - are all plotted and filmed with the kind of zest and cleverness that's absent from so many network series these days. (source)
- There is no reason why that kind of zest should not be imported into later life; and, as a matter of fact, people who practise self-restraint, who are temperate and quiet, do retain a gracious kind of contentment in all that they do or say, or think, to extreme old age; it is the jaded weariness of overstrained lives that needs the stimulus of excitement to carry them along from hour to hour. (source)
- Indeed, when I recall the zest with which I devoured those fearful pages, the thrill with which I followed the heartless mother or the abused maiden in her adventures, my heart beating in my throat when my little lamp began to flicker; and then, myself, big-eyed and shivery in the dark, stealing to bed like a guilty ghost, -- when I remember all this, I have an unpleasant feeling, as of one hearing of another's debauch; and I would be glad to shake the little bony culprit that I was then. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 44 example sentences provided below is 64.0, which suggests that "zest" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 23 synonyms for zest.
bite, body, charm, flavoring, get-up-and-go, ginger, guts, interest, kick, nip, piquancy, punch, pungency, relish, salt, savor, seasoning, smack, snap, spice, tang, zap, zip
We have 8 antonyms for zest.
apathy, blandness, boredom, dullness, idleness, indifference, laziness, lethargy
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of zest from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Flavor or interest; piquancy.
- (noun) The outermost part of the rind of an orange, lemon, or other citrus fruit, used as flavoring.
- (noun) Spirited enjoyment; gusto: "At 53 he retains all the heady zest of adolescence” ( Kenneth Tynan).
- (verb-transitive) To give zest, charm, or spirit to.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Enthusiasm.
- (noun) The outer skin of a citrus fruit, used as a flavouring or garnish.
- (verb) To scrape the zest from a fruit
- (verb) To make more zesty
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A piece of orange or lemon peel, or the aromatic oil which may be squeezed from such peel, used to give flavor to liquor, etc.
- (noun) Hence, something that gives or enhances a pleasant taste, or the taste itself; an appetizer; also, keen enjoyment; relish; gusto.
- (noun) The woody, thick skin inclosing the kernel of a walnut.
- (verb-transitive) To cut into thin slips, as the peel of an orange, lemon, etc.; to squeeze, as peel, over the surface of anything.
- (verb-transitive) To give a relish or flavor to; to heighten the taste or relish of.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The dry woody membrane covering or forming the partitions of a walnut or other nut or fruit, as an orange or a lemon.
- (noun) A piece of the outer rind of an orange or lemon used as a flavoring or for preserving; also, oil squeezed from such a rind to flavor liquor, etc.
- (noun) Relish imparted or afforded by anything; piquant nature or quality; agreeableness; charm; piquancy.
- (noun) Keen relish or enjoyment of anything; stimulated taste or interest; hearty satisfaction; gusto.
- (None) To add a zest or relish to; make piquant, literally or figuratively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) add herbs or spices to
- (noun) vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
- (noun) a tart spicy quality