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1. Highly pleasing or agreeable to the senses, especially of taste or smell.
2. Very pleasant; delightful: a delicious revenge.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Late Latin dēliciōsus, pleasing, from Latin dēlicia, pleasure : dē-, intensive pref.; see de- + lacere, to entice.]

de·li′cious·ly adv.
de·li′cious·ness n.
Synonyms: delicious, delectable, luscious, scrumptious, toothsome, yummy
These adjectives mean very pleasing to the sense of taste: a delicious pâté; delectable raspberries; luscious chocolate bonbons; a scrumptious peach; a toothsome apple; yummy fudge.


Either of two varieties of apple, the Golden Delicious or the Red Delicious.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deliciousness - extreme appetizingnessdeliciousness - extreme appetizingness    
appetisingness, appetizingness - the property of stimulating the appetite
طِيبَه، كَوْن الطَّعام شَهِيَّا
pompás íz
ljúffengt bragî


(diˈliʃəs) adjective
highly pleasing to the taste. a delicious meal.
deˈliciously adverb
deˈliciousness noun
References in classic literature ?
They said nothing, but, glancing at me, traced on the glass with their finger-tips the outline of the cherries and strawberries and crabapples within, trying by a blissful expression of countenance to give me some idea of their deliciousness.
It was a curious, and, as some people thought, an ominous fact, that, very soon after the workmen began their operations, the spring of water, above mentioned, entirely lost the deliciousness of its pristine quality.
And eternal delight and deliciousness will be his, who coming to lay him down, can say with his final breath --O Father
Methinks it is like water from a heavenly fountain; for it contains I know not what of unobtrusive fragrance and deliciousness.
Her forte seemed to be salads, and she astonished him with the deliciousness of a salad made from young bamboo shoots.
This, then, was the end of it all--of the carpets, and furniture, and the little rented house; of the meetings and walking out, the thrilling nights of starshine, the deliciousness of surrender, the loving and the being loved.
And before long I learned girl's love, all the dear fond deliciousness of it, all the glory and the wonder.
The deliciousness of having a triumph at last, and thinking that one didn't stop short and turn back, but went half-way to meet it
We cannot wait to welcome those who have never experienced Popbar's all natural, gluten free, frozen desserts and greet those who are familiar with Popbar and cannot get enough of the brand's vibrant and tasty deliciousness on a stick," says Cliff.
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Dip bread mixture and bread to soak eggy deliciousness.