zest Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"zest" in British English

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uk   us   /zest/

zest noun (EXCITEMENT)

[S or U] enthusiasm, ​eagerness, ​energy, and ​interest: It's ​wonderful to ​see the children's zest for ​life. He ​approached every ​task with a ​boundless zest. The ​recordingcaptures the zest of this ​liveconcertperformance.

zest noun (FRUIT SKIN)

[U] the ​skin of an ​orange, ​lemon, or lime, used to ​addflavour to ​food: gratedlemon zest
(Definition of zest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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zestnoun [U]

 us   /zest/
enthusiasm and ​energy: She’s over 80, but she still has an ​amazing zest for ​life.
(Definition of zest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “zest”
in Spanish entusiasmo…
in Vietnamese sự thích thú…
in Malaysian perasaan ghairah…
in Thai ความสนุกสนาน…
in French entrain, enthousiasme…
in German der Genuß…
in Chinese (Simplified) 兴奋, 狂热, 热情…
in Turkish merak, tutku, heves…
in Russian пыл, энтузиазм, цедра…
in Indonesian semangat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 興奮, 狂熱, 熱情…
in Polish entuzjazm, radość, skórka…
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