Synonyms of zest in English:

zest


See definition of zest

noun

1‘she had a great zest for life’

SYNONYMS
enthusiasm, gusto, relish, zestfulness, appetite, eagerness, keenness, avidity, zeal, fervour, ardour, passion, love, enjoyment, joy, delight, excitement
verve, vigour, liveliness, sparkle, fizz, effervescence, fire, animation, vitality, dynamism, energy, buoyancy, brio, bounce, pep, spirit, spiritedness, exuberance, high spirits, high-spiritedness
informal zing, zip, oomph, vim, pizzazz, get-up-and-go
ANTONYMS

apathy, indifference, distaste

2‘the slice of lemon in a gin and tonic is there to add zest’

SYNONYMS
piquancy, tang, sharpness, tartness, flavour, flavouring, savour, taste, tastiness, pungency, spice, spiciness, relish, bite
interest, an edge, effect, potency
informal kick, punch, zing, oomph
ANTONYMS

blandness

3‘add the finely grated zest of an orange’

SYNONYMS
rind, peel, skin, covering, outer layer
technical epicarp, pericarp, exocarp