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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ She would dig and cultivate her plants with great gusto and had one of the finest gardens in the Institute compound.
▪ This simple listing task is tackled with great gusto, and greatly deepens their commitment to their roles.
▪ The regular commuters get out their cards the minute they get on the ferry and play with great gusto.
▪ Eddy knows how to write page-turning, tense prose, and whips through big set-piece scenes with gusto.
▪ He played tennis with them under the willow-trees by college, playing not well but with a brisk gusto.
▪ Her brother, jovial Fabio Sementilli, reinvented his models with gusto while clad in a kilt.
▪ She would dig and cultivate her plants with great gusto and had one of the finest gardens in the Institute compound.
▪ Soon after the goats ate the berries, they began prancing around with unusual gusto.
▪ Through college and beyond, we decorated the place and celebrated with gusto.
▪ Women first are presented as bloodsucking threats, then impaled with gusto.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Gusto \Gus"to\, n. [It. or Sp., fr. L. gustus; akin to E. choose. Cf. 2d Gust, Go[^u]t.] Nice or keen appreciation or enjoyment; relish; taste; fancy; as, he ate it with gusto.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1620s, from Italian gusto "taste," from Latin gustus "a tasting," related to gustare "to taste, take a little of," from PIE root *geus- "to taste, choose" (cognates: Sanskrit jus- "enjoy, be pleased," Avestan zaosa- "pleasure," Old Persian dauš- "enjoy"), a root that forms words for "taste" in Greek and Latin, but mostly meaning "try" or "choose" in Germanic and Celtic (such as Old English cosan, cesan "to choose," Gothic kausjan "to test, to taste of," Old High German koston "try," German kosten "taste of"). The semantic development could have been in either direction. In English, guste "organ of taste, sense of taste," is mid-15c., from French.


n. enthusiasm; enjoyment, vigor


n. vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment [syn: relish, zest, zestfulness]

Gusto (album)

Gusto is the seventh album by the Huntington Beach, California pop punk band Guttermouth, released in 2002 by Epitaph Records. It found the band taking their style of fast, abrasive punk rock in new directions, experimenting with elements of pop and other styles. Their usual tongue-in-cheek humor and sarcastic lyrics remain intact, but the album's overall sound is quite different from any of their others. This was due partly to a lineup change: founding member and frequent songwriter James Nunn had left the group the previous year, leaving guitarists Scott Sheldon and Eric Davis to fill in on bass, along with studio bassist Hedge. The album received generally poor reviews from both critics and longtime fans, and would later be regarded by the band as somewhat of a failed experiment.


Gusto may mean:

  • Enthusiasm or energy
  • Two fictional characters in the film CB4
  • Gusto (software), a payroll and healthcare software provider
  • A fictional character in Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears
  • Gusto!, an album by the punk rock group Guttermouth
  • Gusto Records, a record label
  • Gusto (producer), an American house music DJ/producer
  • Project Gusto, the CIA project to design an aircraft that resulted in the Convair Kingfish
  • An advertising slogan used to describe Schlitz beer.
Gusto (producer)

Edward Greene, also known as Gusto, is an American house producer and DJ. He is well known for his song "Disco's Revenge" which was released in 1995. It charted in countries worldwide.

Gusto (software)

Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll) is a company that provides a cloud-based payroll, benefits, and workers' comp solution for businesses based in the United States. Gusto handles payments to employees and contractors and also handles electronically the paperwork necessary to help client companies comply with tax, labor, and immigration laws. Gusto is operational in all 50 US states.

Gusto (TV show)

Gusto is a culinary and entertainment program on Channel One Russia. Aired from November 20, 1993. The first guest of the program was the actor Alexander Abdulov.

Usage examples of "gusto".

I could apply myself with gusto to mathematics, a subject loathsome to me at any other time of the day.

His recollection of the time when he had to work hard for a fivepound note, and was not always sure of getting it, obviously lends gusto to his present state of ease.

And she ate with a candid gusto that pleased Cleggett, who loathed in a woman a finical affectation of indifference to food.

Boastful of his own iniquity, swaggering in his wickedness, fatuous with self-love, he recounted his deeds with gusto and with particularity.

But craftsmen and workers and simple men of manual dexterity stepped in while engineers, led by the Italian and the American, took charge of the practical details, charging about with the gusto of youth, unstoppable in their enthusiasm.

There seemed so much gusto in the way he puffed and swilled as he washed himself, so much alacrity with which he hurried to the mirror in the kitchen, and, bending because it was too low for him, scrupulously parted his wet black hair, that it irritated Mrs.

As he bent over, lacing his boots, there was a certain vulgar gusto in his movement that divided him from the reserved, watchful rest of the family.

Once they understood this witticism, they went for it with gusto, the left and right flanks trying to out-do each other in noise-making.

I remember eating three lobster patties with as much gusto as if poor Mary Thurston herself had been there to press me to another.

But as I saw the investigators with appetites obviously whetted for the cross-examination they were about to make of this handsome girl, my gusto failed, and I felt like leaving them to their questions, and going out into the air.

Those fancy temples to almighty Mammon burned with remarkable gusto despite all the fireproof rugs and drapes, asbestos tiling, and years of accumulated Allstate premiums guaranteeing that No Harm would ever befall the indulgent bailiwicks at the top of our social, economic, and criminal food chain .

There is no gusto, no beauty, no intensity of bitterness even, to make its sordidness interesting in any other than a pathological way.

It is this man, his enemies at home the sated Parisian, who knew a gusto in living greater than that of any English writer since Borrow.

He visited his numerous acquaintances and lengthily, with great gusto, spoke of his coming book.

The shrine to Gusto and Cida, their grandparents, the xenobiologists who had first discovered a way to contain the descolada virus and thus saved the human colony on Lusitania.