Definition of palatable in English:



  • 1(of food or drink) pleasant to taste.

    ‘a very palatable local red wine’
    • ‘Most food is equally palatable hot or cold, apart from very high-fat foods, which stick around the mouth unpleasantly when cold.’
    • ‘He put the cup to his lips and swallowed a mouthful of surprisingly palatable coffee.’
    • ‘Any £6 wine from Italy that uses grapes from Old Vines should deliver a very interesting and palatable wine.’
    • ‘I actually had a menu from which to make my meal selection and the food was incredibly palatable.’
    • ‘If food is reasonably palatable, we tend to eat what is put in front of us.’
    • ‘Try telling any man that his meat's not palatable and see what happens!’
    • ‘The distillery's regular version delivers palatable flavours of red fruits, spice and vanilla.’
    • ‘This is a very palatable wine that aims for broad appeal at a knockdown price.’
    • ‘Apparently now they are more palatable but lacking in food value.’
    • ‘My cancer-busting tea is tasting slightly more palatable and I also tried a session of acupuncture.’
    • ‘All the drinks below are very palatable, however, and have the ability to be cellared and drunk as required.’
    • ‘There was a wide range of palatable food and several party pieces were forthcoming afterwards.’
    • ‘You can relish the palatable dishes while enjoying the panoramic view by the beach side.’
    • ‘We're talking about very palatable foods, high in fat and high in sugar.’
    • ‘They offer palatable meat, but have not been sought after in the same way as true lobsters or prawns.’
    • ‘However, the mice did not eat the palatable food long enough or in sufficient quantity to maintain weight.’
    • ‘Only so much conference and hotel food is palatable and I was glad to be able to leave to set off home.’
    • ‘With the surprisingly palatable local wine, a three-course meal worked out at less than £8 a head.’
    • ‘Every Sunday, a palatable Champagne brunch is offered at the hotel's Garden Cafe.’
    • ‘So, the key to making palatable frozen food was to freeze it quickly.’
    tasty, appetizing, pleasant-tasting
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    1. 1.1 (of an action or proposal) acceptable or satisfactory.
      ‘a device that made increased taxation more palatable’
      • ‘Central contracts make the current proposed imbalance palatable, assuming money is the only issue for the clubs.’
      • ‘To make this incursion palatable, he suggested adding about five times the area to the park farther north.’
      • ‘All these remedies have delightful aromas making them pleasurably palatable.’
      • ‘That's an important point, which makes the current policy somewhat more palatable.’
      • ‘The magazines are chock - full of similar advice, but in a more palatable package.’
      • ‘Robinson has toned down the less palatable aspects of his party's policy in recent years.’
      • ‘Wall Street analysts find the company's proposal more palatable than the state's.’
      • ‘Gorbachev at this time was moving away from conservatism back to policies more palatable to the democrats.’
      • ‘In fact, this was merely a ploy to make the government's actual intentions seem more palatable.’
      • ‘Yet, they have proved incapable of any serious effort to tone down their policies or even make them more palatable to the electorate.’
      • ‘I would like to give her a tip to help make her suggestions more palatable.’
      • ‘I propose a framework for a solution that might be palatable to both the military and the CIA.’
      • ‘Further studies suggest that some monarchs and some viceroys are palatable, while others are not.’
      • ‘These ideas are presented in attractive and palatable ways that suggest warm feelings of inclusion and the celebration of diversity.’
      • ‘Why not get all your opinions about the world in one handy palatable package from a right-wing corporate rag?’
      • ‘Beauty is healing, for it has the power to counterbalance the horrific - to make it palatable.’
      • ‘Actually, animal and human studies suggest fructose's more palatable reputation is undeserved.’
      • ‘Humour makes the truth more palatable, if ultimately the film ends up suggesting that some things shouldn't be laughed off.’
      • ‘The end of the Cold War has also seen the end of acceptance of trade unions by big business as the palatable alternative to Communism.’
      • ‘After all, all she did was espouse extreme right wing policies, a lot of them palatable to many Australians.’
      pleasant, acceptable, satisfactory, pleasing, agreeable, easy to take, to one's liking, pleasurable, nice
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