gusto

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gusto vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gusto Nice or keen appreciation or enjoyment; relish; taste; fancy; as, he ate it with gusto .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gusto Appreciative taste or enjoyment; keen relish; zest.
    • n gusto Artistic ‘style’ or ‘taste’: as, the grand gusto (It. il gran gusto), the grand style.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gusto taste: zest
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Quotations

  • Og Mandino
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    “To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can.”
  • W. Clement Stone
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    “No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
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    “To make our idea of morality center on forbidden acts is to defile the imagination and to introduce into our judgments of our fellow-men a secret element of gusto.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. or Sp., fr. L. gustus,; akin to E. choose,. Cf. 2d Gust Goût
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. gustus, taste; cf. Gr. geuein, to make to taste.

Usage

In literature:

Presently they burst into a religious song with as much gusto as they had sung the ragtime.
"The Search" by Grace Livingston Hill
The truth was that all the impressions of a last day at home were bitten in on his brain as by acid, in the very middle of his swaggering gusto.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
This was a crucial point, and I saw that Mr. Rogers approached the task with no gusto.
"Frenzied Finance" by Thomas W. Lawson
With much gusto he added that three Cherokees had been killed recently at the head of the Clinch.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
The Genoese are a cunning and industrious People, with a great gusto for the Arts, but terrible Thieves.
"The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 3 of 3" by George Augustus Sala
Walker told with gusto the story of his marriage.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
He told it with immense gusto, laughing and repeating the point at least six times.
"The Hero" by William Somerset Maugham
Night at Benton plainly had begun with a gusto.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
The performance took on spirit and gusto.
"The Light of the Star" by Hamlin Garland
And what did Advocate Schut and Doctor Gustos say?
"A Winter Amid the Ice" by Jules Verne
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In poetry:

One fox-faced virgin, word for word,
Repeats each sland'rous thing she's heard,
And sourly smiles as scandal slips
With gusto from her thin white lips.
"Two Gossips" by Harry Breaker Morant
Or between beeches verdurous and voluptuous
Or where broom and gorse beflagged the chalkland—
All the flare and gusto of the unenduring
Joys of a season
"June Thunder" by Louis MacNeice
We met. 'Twas in the billows roll.
Oh how he sang with joy;
But not a hymn, - a merry troll
With gusto of a boy.
I looked, and lo! the priest was gone,
And in his place a laughing faun. . . .
"Sea Change" by Robert W Service

In news:

Shoppers hit stores with gusto in Sept.
David Le/Staff photo Albana Meta, owner of Gusto Cafe on Cabot Street in Beverly, displays a hot latte.
Zach Vigil leading Aggies' defense with gusto .
Kennedy's writing combines grace, gusto .
Despite some bright spots, ' Gusto ' fails to dazzle.
When Gusto opened earlier this year, crowds were spilling out the door, eager to try the newest offerings from veteran restaurateurs Eddie Bernal and Cameron Lockley.
We've been waiting for a good excuse to share this track, "Click-Click," from Kansas City's REV Gusto .
There will be plenty of gusto on the water this summer.
Green garlic adds gusto to pesto, halibut.
To continue reading, Review: Imani Winds play Ligeti and Stravinsky with gusto , please REGISTER or LOGIN below for website access.
Jordan Moening, Elk River, volleyball: Country gusto .
Burlington, Ohio, resident tackles life with a gusto that belies words.
J P's Gusto Gets Back on Track in Red Legend.
J P's Gusto dominates the Red Legend Stakes at Charles Town.
When Mucho Gusto opened in 2005, it filled a Tempe dining gap with its modern, slightly upscale take on standard Mexican fare.
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In science:

The graduate student has mastered the experiment’s analysis tools and offline framework, and plunges with gusto into the analysis.
Quaero: Motivation, Summary, Status
The interested reader will find other estimation procedures of the function h in this DNA context, by using a Hawkes’ model in Gusto and Schbath and Reynaud-Bouret and Schbath .
A model of Poissonian interactions and detection of dependence
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