Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Vigorous enjoyment; zest. See Synonyms at zest.
  • n. Individual taste.
  • n. Archaic Artistic style.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. enthusiasm; enjoyment, vigor

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Nice or keen appreciation or enjoyment; relish; taste; fancy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Appreciative taste or enjoyment; keen relish; zest.
  • n. Artistic ‘style’ or ‘taste’: as, the grand gusto (It. il gran gusto), the grand style.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment

Etymologies

Italian, from Latin gustus, taste; see geus- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian gusto, from Latin gustus ("tasting"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And mucho gusto is used both at the beginning and at the end of conversations, just like in English.

    Sabroso vs. Rico - tocayo - Mucho gusto

  • I think one of the reasons we omnivores light into vegetarians with such unseemly gusto is that we realize, deep down, that we’re on shakier ground than we’d care to admit.

    With Enemies Like These…

  • Member; that sort distinguished from the wordsworthian or egotistical sublime, which is a thing per se and stands alone), it is not itself — it has no self — it is everything and nothing — It has no character — it enjoys light and shade; it lives in gusto, be it foul or fair, high or low, rich or poor, mean or elevated.

    Subjecticity (On Kant and the Texture of Romanticism)

  • However, the curly parsley is back with gusto, which is fine with me because I love it, even though the flat kind is more trendy.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • However, we are stopping to applaud the kooky singer for keeping us entertained in the fashion-dormant month of August where little else happens except for pictures surfacing of celebrities as they sun themselves in the Hamptons/ Barbados/ Sir Philip Green's yacht as she embraced the houndstooth motif with what can only be described as "gusto".

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Nick Clegg's pious assertion that cuts would be fair and compassionate was at odds with Cameron's gusto, which is familiar enough in Conservative rhetoric: Cameron confronting an overweening state, which will be shrunk so the private sector might flourish once more.

    Economist's View

  • Hindi naman gaanong magkakalayo ang lasa, pero para saakin, ang pinaka gusto ko ay ang Cabernet

    TALK @ PhilMusic.com - The Online Home of the Pinoy Musician

  • « Reply #4 on: September 03, 2009, 12: 25: 38 AM » trip na trip ko tong guitar .. baka gusto nyo i trade sa new guitar ko .. samick greg bennett interceptor ii30 ..

    TALK @ PhilMusic.com - The Online Home of the Pinoy Musician

  • "Pare, dalawang araw ka ng hinahanap baka gusto mong mag press conference (Buddy, they've been looking for you for two days, you may want to hold a press conference)."

    Life in Gloria's Enchanted Kingdom

  • Baka gusto mo Grass Roots Les Paul Custom Black Gold Hardwares?

    TALK @ PhilMusic.com - The Online Home of the Pinoy Musician

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  • "... the Knight of Wands is full of energy and life. He's never afraid to try something new and will reach for all the gusto he can."

    May 11, 2009