Word of the Day: Palatable


pal-at-a-ble / păl-ə-tə-bəl


1. tasty; having an acceptable taste

Water is said to be potable; indeed, some declare it our natural beverage, although even they find it palatable only when suffering from the recurrent disorder known as thirst, for which it is a medicine.

From “The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary” by Ambrose Bierce, 1842 – 1914

2. acceptable or agreeable to one’s mind or feelings

Democracy is an interesting, even laudable, notion and there is no question but that when compared to Communism, which is too dull, or Fascism, which is too exciting, it emerges as the most palatable form of government.

Fran Lebowitz. 1950 –