tasteful etymology

English word tasteful comes from English touch, English -ful

Detailed word origin of tasteful

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
touch English (eng) (UK, plumbing, dated) tallow. (bell-ringing) A set of changes less than the total possible on seven bells, i.e. less than 5,040.. (music) The particular or characteristic mode of action, or the resistance of the keys of an instrument to the fingers.. (obsolete) A brief essay.. (obsolete) A touchstone; hence, stone of the sort used for touchstone.. (obsolete) Act or power of exciting [...]
-ful English (eng) Used to form adjectives from nouns. Full of, tending to, or thoroughly possessing the quality expressed by the noun.. Used to form nouns from nouns meaning “as much as can be held by what is denoted by the noun”. Used to form nouns indicating a great deal of the quantity expressed by the noun.
tasteful English (eng) (colloquial) : gay; fashionable. [from 21st c.]. Having a high relish; savoury.. Having or exhibiting good taste; aesthetically pleasing or conforming to expectations or ideals of what is appropriate.

Words with the same origin as tasteful

Descendants of touch
iTouch sixth sense tachy teachie techiness techy tetchy
Descendants of -ful
colorful disgraceful doubtful graceful grateful hateful helpful hopeful joyful meaningful merciful painful peaceful peacefully resourceful respectful rightful successful successfully suspenseful thankful thankfully truthful useful youthful