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Vocabulary: Adjectives for Describing Food

Learn List of English Adjectives for Describing Food.

In English, there are many specific words to describe how foods taste.

Adjectives for Describing Food in English

List of Adjectives for Describing Food

  • acid: very sour
  • acidic: foods that taste sharp or contain a lot of acid
  • astringent: an astringent taste is one that is strong and bitter
  • bitter: something that is bitter has a strong sharp taste that is not sweet
  • bitter-sweet: tasting bitter and sweet at the same time
  • brackish: brackish water has a slight taste of salt and is therefore not pure
  • chocolatey: chocolatey food has a lot of chocolate in it, or tastes like chocolate
  • creamy: soft, smooth foods that contain cream, or taste as if they do
  • crumbly: food that crumbles to the touch, and breaks easily when you try to eat it
  • crunchy: food that is crisp and easily breakable
  • fiery: food that is fiery makes your mouth feel very hot when you eat it
  • flavoured: tasting a particular way or of a particular thing
  • greasy: food that has been fried in oil
  • hot: hot food contains a lot of spices that create a burning feeling in your mouth
  • juicy: food that contains a lot of juice
  • mature: mature cheese, wine, etc. has been left to develop a pleasant strong flavour
  • mild: mild food does not have a strong taste
  • mushy: food that is very soft
  • ripe: ripe cheese or wine has a strong flavour
  • robust: robust food or drink has a lot of flavour
  • savoury: tasting of salt or spices and not sweet
  • seasoned: containing seasonings to improve flavour
  • sharp: food that is sharp has a strong and bitter flavour
  • sour: with a taste like a lemon
  • spicy: spicy food has a strong hot flavour
  • sweet-and-sour: sweet-and-sour food contains both sweet and sour flavours
  • sweetish: a sweetish taste or smell is slightly sweet
  • syrupy: thick, sweet, and sticky
  • tart: tart food or drinks have a slightly sour taste
  • unsalted: not flavoured with salt
  • watery: pale, or not strong

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Adjectives for Describing Food


  1. Antonio Lopes Mouta March 7, 2019


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