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Adjectives about flavor

List of words used to describe the way something tastes.

Bitter beer.

Bis forBitter

Bitter is a strong flavor that is the opposite of sweet. Beer has a bitter flavor.
Something is delicious if it smells or tastes really, really good. People would describe something as delicious if they really enjoyed eating it.
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Jis forJuicy

Something is juicy if it has a lot of tasty liquid called juice inside it. Juicy is usually only used to describe food.
Savory bacon.

Sis forSavory

Savory is a flavor category that includes spicy and salty foods. Another word for savory is umami. Bacon has a savory flavor.
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Sis forSweet

Sweet is the taste associated with things containing sugars, such as fruit, honey and processed foods with sugar added. Artificial sweeteners don't contain sugars but still taste sweet.