Adjective "Relish" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Great enjoyment.
  1. 'With considerable relish, Asbury chronicles the history of the multitude of gangs who fought to control the streets of the Bowery, Hell's Kitchen and the Five Points.'
  2. 'Microsoft's e-government service for the UK was unveiled with great relish last night.'
  3. 'There is no greater reward for those who cook food, than to see the delicacies they have taken so much time to plan and cook, being eaten with relish, resulting in the guests turning up for second and third helpings.'
  4. 'This could have been a job for life, but Baxter describes with relish and relief the sense that was abroad in the 1960s of provincial Australian society opening up, with more possibilities.'
  5. 'She ate, judiciously and without obvious relish, and a diet was born.'
  6. 'Hackman plays a pro thief who's now desperate to get out of the game, but one of his chief clients, a sleazebag played with relish by DeVito, won't let him out without delivering on one final hit.'
  7. 'The Utrecht players are a very homogeneous group and they play the work with an evident relish.'
  8. 'The evident relish with which he incarnates Evil is always funny and very convincing.'
  9. 'My dinner companions are a multinational mix of people tucking into the juicy Argentine beef with equal relish.'
  10. 'There had been relish and delight in his voice when he spoke of those possibilities.'
  11. 'I was appointed to a post for which I had little relish'
A piquant sauce or pickle eaten with plain food to add flavour.
  1. 'This season we put up more than 300 jars of jellies, pickles, relishes and tomatoes without heating up the kitchen or spending hours waiting for a large pot of water to come to a boil on the kitchen stove.'
  2. 'Alternatively, tomato relish goes particularly well, and of course a salad and some cold beer.'
  3. 'The crispy phyllo pastry that housed the veggie pie provided perfect textural contrast to the pasty sweet potato, which was oh-so-sweetly lubricated by a juicy tomato-apple relish.'
  4. 'Cold meat may taste better with a garnish of a pickle or other relish.'
  5. 'I always put out several cucumber plants for pickle relish and bread-and-butter pickles.'
  6. 'Season with tamarind water and lime or mandarin juice: the relish should be salty, hot, sour and sweet.'
  7. 'Being highly concentrated, Worcester sauce is employed mostly as a condiment or an ingredient rather than as a relish like the brown sauce which it superficially resembles.'
  8. 'As I reached over the table for my can of iced tea, Haley quietly chomps down her slice of pizza, while Chad engulfs half a hamburger, coated with a mixture of pickle relish and ketchup.'
  9. 'Look for stuffed olives, relishes, pickled garlic, or flavored mustards.'
  10. 'Wet dishes such as soups and curries play off the drier dishes, relishes and the crunchy raw vegetables Thais consider a mandatory part of a good meal.'
An appetizing flavour.
  1. 'the relish of wine'


Enjoy greatly.
  1. 'She did secretarial training but didn't much relish being a secretary; rather she longed to be an actress and a traveler.'
  2. 'As she went about the normal day, she thought of him far too often, relishing in the feeling she got; her breath stopped, an her stomach tightened up in knots.'
  3. 'Should I relax on the beach, relishing every last moment of freedom?'
  4. 'Turner was primarily inspired by the processes of design and editing; he relished working with photographers.'
  5. 'The tail is fatty tissue, rich and palatable when cooked, and was greatly relished by early trappers and explorers.'
  6. 'He relishes studying technology and economic trends.'
  7. 'A ghost tour, relished especially by the kids will take you to the haunted St. Philip Street.'
  8. 'There is something within us, in our souls that enjoys it, even relishes it.'
  9. 'Whistling, the merchant threw himself against a particularly large pile, relishing in the feeling of comfort, wiggling out of his overly large boots and stretching.'
  10. 'I wanted siblings who, for as much as they relished teasing me, would stand by me when the going got tough.'
  11. 'we did not relish the idea of a strike'
  12. 'Though she did not relish being alone in the apartment for any length of time.'
  13. 'And I think he wanted to do it because he had spent a lot of time in period costume and relished the idea of a sci-fi movie.'
  14. 'None of this is to say that I relish the idea of having to pay more money for school.'
  15. 'He certainly knew what another meant, and did not relish the idea of being blown to kingdom come for his transgressions.'
  16. 'CEOs rarely relish the idea of lowering expectations or apologizing publicly for past mistakes.'
  17. 'I think a mother like this who's so concerned would relish that and welcome a program in school.'
  18. 'We do not relish the idea of going through another inquest, and no doubt neither does anyone else involved.'
  19. 'Unsurprisingly, a lot of people don't relish the idea of two mortgages, especially if they've ‘maxed out’ on the new one.'
  20. 'Rumsfeld, who controls most of the estimated $40 billion intelligence budget, doesn't relish giving up that authority.'
  21. 'I really wasn't relishing the idea of telling this guy that his game was a dud.'
Make pleasant to the taste; add relish to.

    More definitions

    1. liking or enjoyment of the taste of something.

    2. pleasurable appreciation of anything; liking: He has no relish for obscene jokes.

    3. Cookery. something savory or appetizing added to a meal, as pickles or olives. a sweet pickle made of various vegetables, usually chopped or minced. an appetizer or hors d'oeuvre.

    4. a pleasing or appetizing flavor.

    5. a pleasing or enjoyable quality.

    6. a taste or flavor.

    7. a smack, trace, or touch of something. verb (used with object) 8

    More examples(as adjective)

    "people can be relish."

    "people/places/organizations can be relish."


    Middle English: alteration of obsolete reles, from Old French reles ‘remainder’, from relaisser ‘to release’. The early noun sense was ‘odour, taste’ giving rise to ‘appetizing flavour, piquant taste’ (mid 17th century), and hence relish (sense 2 of the noun) (late 18th century).