verb (used with object)
- zeroth law of thermodynamics,
Origin of zest
Examples from the Web for zest
One day at a funeral, he meets Maude (Ruth Gordon), a 79-year-old with a zest for life.Most Overlooked Romance Films for Valentine’s Day Weekend: ‘True Romance,’ ‘His Girl Friday,’ More|Marlow Stern|February 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prince Charles honors Mandela's 'zest for life,' Queen speaks of his 'peaceful legacy'.Prince Charles and The Queen Pay Tribute To Mandela|Tom Sykes|December 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
By the end of her life, that energy, that zest, had drained away.How Margaret Thatcher Transformed British Politics|Tunku Varadarajan|April 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
At 45 he had lost his luster, his zest for work, life, and family.
Pelosi has lost none of her zest for the fight now that she is in the minority.
Every minute of Robert's life was interesting and never had it been so full of zest as in this, his last year at Annapolis.An Annapolis First Classman|Lt.Com Edward L. Beach
The velvet dusk of Diane's eyes was sparkling with the zest of woodland adventure.Diane of the Green Van|Leona Dalrymple
And indeed, he might look small and fragile huddled in his chair, but he was showing energy and zest for life.The Saracen: The Holy War|Robert Shea
The officers, becoming dizzy, lost their zest for the affair, and the firemen had to be sent for.The Quest|Frederik van Eeden
Yet, as all entered into this novel work with zest, the fires had soon been hauled out on to the floor plates.Dave Darrin's Second Year at Annapolis|H. Irving Hancock
Word Origin for zest
1670s, from French zeste "piece of orange or lemon peel used as a flavoring," of unknown origin. Sense of "thing that adds flavor" is 1709; that of "keen enjoyment" first attested 1791.