Definitions

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  • adverb In a zesty manner; with zest

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  • adverb with zest

Etymologies

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zesty +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Last week, I zestily sliced up Bethell's article in this post.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Without thanking me, the boy zestily licked his lips and grabbed the juicy red fruit meteor with his hand.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • They hover around me (an estrogen-exuding Vision of desert camouflage beauty), just waiting for their chance to break the I-Don't-Like-You-Like-That Barrier which keeps them from zestily ravaging my personal region.

    bluemeany Diary Entry

  • There's more chance of Lord Henry Manners of Mannersville zestily picking his nose at the dinner table than there is of Ryder picking Tahir.

    The Guardian World News

  • Co-produced by Told by an Idiot an outfit more familiar to us southerners and thus bearing all the trademarks of the Idiots' zestily playful style of storytelling, The Dark Philosophers is an ebullient riff on the life and works of the late Welsh writer Gwyn Thomas.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Here the strings played zestily, and the antiphonal interplay among the trumpets, woodwinds and French horns was a delight.

    NYT > Home Page

  • On the Australian balcony, Steve Smith is having a gnawing zestily at his fingernails.

    The Guardian World News

  • Writing zestily in the catalog, Kristina Wilson discusses Russel Wright's "Eclipse'' glasses, which are decorated with a pattern of colored party balloons, and dares to ask: "Is childhood the place of freedom to which alcohol aspires?''

    Boston.com Top Stories

  • A ditzy blonde from the Midwest - named Sherrie after Journey vocalist Steve Perry's biggest solo hit, and zestily played by Amy Pemberton - walks into the Bourbon Room, a Whisky a Go Go-style venue on LA's Sunset Strip, and is hired by its owner Dennis Dupree.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • It was barely a year after the horror of 9/11-a tragedy Mr. Bush might have prevented but one which he zestily exploited.

    Yahoo! News: Top Stories

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