cious, SI. yummy, mouth-watering, luscious, scrumptious, delectable, good enough to eat, finger-lickin' good; ambrosial, ambrosian, like the food of the gods, Fr. d&licieux; succulent, juicy, rich; nectarous, nectar ean, sweet, honeyed; piquant, pungent, spicy, tart; epicurean, gourmet.
2. Informal, tactful, appropriate, decorous; cultivated, refined, discriminative, tasteful. See - tasteful.
tatter, n. 1. rag, shred, scrap, piece, bit.
2. tatters rags, castoffs, old clothes; scraps, shreds, patches, shreds and patches.
tatterdemalion, n. ragamuffin, scarecrow; beggar, panhandler, guttersnipe; hobo, tramp, vagrant, beachcomber, vagabond, derelict, Inf. bum, SI. vag, SI. bo, SI. stiff, SI. bindle stiff, SI. canvasback; waif, street Arab, gutter urchin, gamin, mudlark.
tattle, v. 1. blab, blurt out, gush, Inf spout; let slip, reveal, divulge secrets; tattletale, tell on, inform on, Inf. snitch on, SI. squeal on, SI. rat on, SI. fink on.
2. gossip, tittle-tattle, buzz, talk idly, SI. shoot the breeze, Inf. gab, SI. gas, SI. bull or shoot the bull; palaver, clack, clatter, rattle, SI. run off or on at the mouth; be loquacious or talkative, ramble, maunder.
3. chatter, chipper, prate, prattle, cackle; babble, gibber, SI. gibber-jabber, jargon; jabber, gabble, patter; twaddle, Brit, twattle, blather, drivel; chit-chat, chitter-chatter, chaffer, bandy words.
-n. 4. tattling, blabbing, bleating, blurting out, gushing, Inf. spouting; revealing or divulging secrets, gossiping; telling on, telling tales, informing on, Inf. snitching on, SI. squealing on, SI. ratting on, SI. finking on.
5. gossip, tittle-tattle, Inf. scuttlebutt, idle talk, Inf. gab, SI. gas, SI. shooting the bull, SI. shooting the breeze; small talk, Anglo-Ingian. bukh, chit-chat, chitter-chatter; palaver, palavering, palaverment; clack, clacking, clatter, clattering, rattling, SI. running off or on at the mouth; rambling, maundering.
6. chatter, chattering, chippering, prattle, prattling, cackle, cackling; patter, pattering, gabble, gabbling, jabber, jabbering, Jabberwocky; prate, prating, twaddle, twaddling, Both Brit, twattle, twattling; babble, babbling, babblement, gibber, gibbering, gibberish, blather, blathering, drivel, driveling.
tattler, n. telltale, tattletale, talebearer, Brit. SI. sneak; informer, SI. squealer, SI. fink, SI. rat, SI. rat-fink, SI. stool pigeon; blabber, blabbermouth, sieve, gossip, busybody, rumormonger, excessive talker; jabberer, chatterer, gabbler, blatherskite, SI. windbag, SI. windjammer, Inf. hot-air artist.
tattoo, n. 1. signal, summons, call, call to arms.
2. pulse, pulsation, beat, rhythm; patter, pitter-patter, pitapat, ratatat; paradiddle; pant, panting, throb, throbbing.
taunt, v. 1. reproach, censure, unbraid, rebuke, berate, SI. rank out.
2. twit, jeer, sneer, fleer, gibe, chaff, rally, Inf. roast, pluck [s.o.] by the beard, Inf. dig, SI. razz; mock, flaunt, poke fun at, make fun of, call names; lampoon, burlesque, satirize; tease, kid, harass, ride, get on [s.o.'s] back, torment, SI. bug, SI. rag, SI. hassle; slap, Inf. swipe, Inf. slam; ridicule, deride, revile, scorn, hold up to scorn; insult, offend, affront, slap [s.o.] in the face.
-n. 3. gibe, skit, jeer, sneer, Inf. dig; insult, slap in the face; cut, Inf. brickbat, St. put-down; boo, hoot, catcall, SI. raspberry, SI. Bronx cheer.
4. derision, mockery, ridicule, raillery, sarcasm, fighting words; contumely, contempt, scurrility, scorn.