Synonyms of zest in English:

zest


See definition of zest

noun

1‘she had a great zest for life’

SYNONYMS

enthusiasm, gusto, relish, zestfulness, appetite, eagerness, keenness, avidity, zeal, fervour, ardour, passion, love, enjoyment, joy, delight, excitement

verve, vigour, liveliness, sparkle, fizz, effervescence, fire, animation, vitality, dynamism, energy, buoyancy, brio, bounce, pep, spirit, spiritedness, exuberance, high spirits, high-spiritedness

informal zing, zip, oomph, vim, pizzazz, get-up-and-go

ANTONYMS

apathy, indifference, distaste

2‘the slice of lemon in a gin and tonic is there to add zest’

SYNONYMS

piquancy, tang, sharpness, tartness, flavour, flavouring, savour, taste, tastiness, pungency, spice, spiciness, relish, bite

interest, an edge, effect, potency

informal kick, punch, zing, oomph

ANTONYMS

blandness

3‘add the finely grated zest of an orange’

SYNONYMS

rind, peel, skin, covering, outer layer

technical epicarp, pericarp, exocarp