af|ter|taste

af|ter|taste
af|ter|taste «AF tuhr TAYST, AHF-», noun.
1. a taste that is noticed in the mouth after eating or drinking.
2. Figurative. a feeling such as of pleasure or, usually, regret after something done or experienced; retrospective feeling.

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  • bit´ter|ness — bit|ter1 «BIHT uhr», adjective, adverb, noun, verb. –adj. 1. having a sharp, harsh, unpleasant taste: »Brussels sprouts are often bitter. SYNONYM(S): acrid. 2. Figurative. causing pain or grief; hard to admit or bear: »a bitter defeat. Failure is …   Useful english dictionary

  • bit´ter|ly — bit|ter1 «BIHT uhr», adjective, adverb, noun, verb. –adj. 1. having a sharp, harsh, unpleasant taste: »Brussels sprouts are often bitter. SYNONYM(S): acrid. 2. Figurative. causing pain or grief; hard to admit or bear: »a bitter defeat. Failure is …   Useful english dictionary

  • bit|ter — bit|ter1 «BIHT uhr», adjective, adverb, noun, verb. –adj. 1. having a sharp, harsh, unpleasant taste: »Brussels sprouts are often bitter. SYNONYM(S): acrid. 2. Figurative. causing pain or grief; hard to admit or bear: »a bitter defeat. Failure is …   Useful english dictionary

  • (s)ter-1, (s)terǝ- : (s)trē- —     (s)ter 1, (s)terǝ : (s)trē     English meaning: stiff, immovable; solid, etc..     Deutsche Übersetzung: ‘starr, steif sein, starrer, fester Ghegenstand, especially Pflanzenstamm or stengel; steif gehen, stolpern, fallen, stolzieren”     Note …   Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary

  • ar|bi|ter e|le|gan|ti|a|rum — «AHR buh tuhr EHL uh GAN shee AIR uhm», Latin. arbiter of elegances; authority on good taste. According to Tacitus, this was the honorary post of the writer Gaius Petronius at the court of Nero. »The Museum s most effective intervention as an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ar·bi·ter — /ˈɑɚbətɚ/ noun, pl ters [count] 1 : a person who is considered to be an authority on what is right, good, or proper often + of an arbiter of fashion/manners/grammar He is regarded as an arbiter of taste in the world of jazz. 2 : a person who has… …   Useful english dictionary

  • aftertaste — Subjective persistence of a gustatory sensation after contact with the stimulating substance has ceased. * * * af·ter·taste .tāst n persistence of a sensation (as of flavor or an emotion) after the stimulating agent or experience has gone * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • aftertaste — af|ter|taste [ˈa:ftəteıst US ˈæftər ] n [C usually singular] a taste that stays in your mouth after you have eaten or drunk something ▪ The wine leaves a strong aftertaste …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • aftertaste — af|ter|taste [ æftər,teıst ] noun count a taste, usually one that is unpleasant, that remains in your mouth after you eat or drink something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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