What is another word for astringency?

Pronunciation: [ɐstɹˈɪnd͡ʒənsi] (IPA)

Astringency refers to the sensation of dryness or roughness that results from the tannins in some food, drink, or medicine. For those who wish to avoid using the word 'astringency,' here are some synonyms to consider. The term 'tartness' indicates a sharp or sour taste. 'Bitterness' is a similar sensation that comes from alkaloids in foods and drinks, while 'puckeriness' suggests the tightening sensation in one's lips. 'Harshness' is another suitable term, indicating the rough or abrasive texture that some drinks or substances may have. Lastly, 'dryness' is a commonly used synonym that accurately describes the sensation of astringency.

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What are the hypernyms for Astringency?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for astringency?

Astringency is a term used to describe the dryness or roughness of a substance, often in relation to taste or texture. Antonyms for this word refer to qualities that are opposite to or contrasting with this harshness. These might include words such as softness or smoothness, indicating a more pleasant or gentle texture. Other antonyms could include words like sweetness or creaminess, referring to a taste that is rich or indulgent, with none of the sharpness or bite of an astringent substance. Ultimately, the antonyms of astringency are any quality that adds balance or contrast to the experience of consuming a substance, whether through taste, texture, or aroma.

What are the antonyms for Astringency?

Usage examples for Astringency

It is of about the size and appearance of a yellow egg plum, and in taste like a mealy potatoe, with, however, a trace of that astringency so common to Australian wild fruits.
"The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine"
Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine
Observed the tree called gharod, or gharoth, or gurd; it bears a seed-pod which is used in tanning leather, from its great astringency.
"Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846"
James Richardson
If Japanese tea "stands," it acquires a coarse bitterness and an unwholesome astringency.
Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)

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