Definition of Delicious

1. Noun. Variety of sweet eating apples.




2. Adjective. Greatly pleasing or entertaining. "A delicious joke"
Exact synonyms: Delightful
Similar to: Pleasing

3. Adjective. Extremely pleasing to the sense of taste.
Exact synonyms: Delectable, Luscious, Pleasant-tasting, Scrumptious, Toothsome, Yummy
Similar to: Tasty
Derivative terms: Toothsomeness

Definition of Delicious

1. a. Affording exquisite pleasure; delightful; most sweet or grateful to the senses, especially to the taste; charming.

Definition of Delicious

1. Adjective. Pleasing to taste; tasty. ¹

2. Adjective. (colloquial) Metaphorically pleasing to taste; pleasing to the eyes or mind. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Delicious

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Delicious

1. 1. Affording exquisite pleasure; delightful; most sweet or grateful to the senses, especially to the taste; charming. "Some delicious landscape." (Coleridge) "One draught of spring's delicious air." (Keble) "Were not his words delicious?" (Tennyson) 2. Addicted to pleasure; seeking enjoyment; luxurious; effeminate. "Others, lastly, of a more delicious and airy spirit, retire themselves to the enjoyments of ease and luxury." (Milton) Synonym: Delicious, Delightful. Delicious refers to the pleasure derived from certain of the senses, particularly the taste and smell; as, delicious food; a delicious fragrance. Delightful may also refer to most of the senses (as, delightful music; a delightful prospect; delightful sensations), but has a higher application to matters of taste, feeling, and sentiment; as, a delightful abode, conversation, employment; delightful scenes, etc. "Like the rich fruit he sings, delicious in decay." (Smith) "No spring, nor summer, on the mountain seen, Smiles with gay fruits or with delightful green." (Addison) Origin: OF. Delicieus, F. Delicieux, L. Deliciosus, fr. Deliciae delight, fr. Delicere to allure. See Delight. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Delicious

delicatas
delicate
delicately
delicateness
delicates
delicatessen
delicatessen food
delicatessens
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delicense
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deliciate
deliciated
deliciates
deliciating
delicious (current term)
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deliciousness
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delicts
delictual
deliensite
deligate
deligation
deligations
delight
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delightable
delighted

Literary usage of Delicious

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1879)
"Makes delicious Puddings without eggs, Pastry without butter, ... The most delicious Sauce in the World. This cheap and excellent Sauce makes the plainest ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Of all things else comes sweet satiety; Of love, and slumber, and melodious song, And dance delicious ; things of more delight And more to be desired than ..."

3. The Book of Tea by Kakuzō Okakura (1906)
"it only at the close of the Ming dynasty. To the latter-day Chinese tea is a delicious beverage, but not an ideal. ..."

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