delicious

delicious
deliciously, adv.deliciousness, n.
/di lish"euhs/, adj.
1. highly pleasing to the senses, esp. to taste or smell: a delicious dinner; a delicious aroma.
2. very pleasing; delightful: a delicious sense of humor.
n.
3. (cap.) a red or yellow variety of apple, cultivated in the U.S.
[1250-1300; ME < OF < LL deliciosus, equiv. to L deliciae delight + -osus -OUS]
Syn. 1. palatable, savory, delectable, dainty, delicate. DELICIOUS, LUSCIOUS refer to that which is especially agreeable to the senses. That which is DELICIOUS is highly agreeable to the taste or sometimes to the smell: a delicious meal. LUSCIOUS implies such a luxuriant fullness or ripeness as to make an object rich: a luscious banana; a luscious beauty; luscious music.
Ant. 1. unpleasant.

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