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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:
Adv.1.deliciously - in a very pleasurable manner; "they were walking along the beach slowly and deliciously"
2.deliciously - so as to produce a delightful taste; "I bought some more of these deliciously sweet peaches"
بصورَةٍ طَيِّبَه ولَذيذه
unaîslega, yndislega


[dɪˈlɪʃəslɪ] ADVdeliciosamente, exquisitamente


[dɪˈlɪʃəsli] adv (= delightfully) [creamy, rich, sweet] → délicieusement; [fresh, fragrant] → délicieusementdeli counter nrayon m traiteur


(= tastily) tender, creamyköstlich
(= delightfully) warm, fresh, fragrantherrlich


(diˈliʃəs) adjective
highly pleasing to the taste. a delicious meal.
deˈliciously adverb
deˈliciousness noun
References in classic literature ?
My head feels deliciously light and cool, and the barber said I could soon have a curly crop, which will be boyish, becoming, and easy to keep in order.
Hepzibah had now poured out a cup of deliciously fragrant coffee, and presented it to her guest.
He said that as he was sinking deliciously to sleep, the moon lifted away the shadows and developed a huge cat, on a bracket, dead and stuffed, but crouching, with every muscle tense, for a spring, and with its glittering glass eyes aimed straight at him.
Roasted eggs were a previously unknown luxury and very hot potatoes with salt and fresh butter in them were fit for a woodland king --besides being deliciously satisfying.
I followed the young woman, and we soon came to a very neat little cottage with cheerful bow-windows: in front of it, a small square gravelled court or garden full of flowers, carefully tended, and smelling deliciously.
First crept The Parsimonious Emmet, provident Of future, in small room large heart enclos'd, Pattern of just equalitie perhaps Hereafter, join'd in her popular Tribes Of Commonaltie: swarming next appeer'd The Femal Bee that feeds her Husband Drone Deliciously, and builds her waxen Cells With Honey stor'd: the rest are numberless, And thou thir Natures know'st, and gav'st them Names, Needlest to thee repeaed; nor unknown The Serpent suttl'st Beast of all the field, Of huge extent somtimes, with brazen Eyes And hairie Main terrific, though to thee Not noxious, but obedient at thy call.
But oh, how deliciously cool were the darkness and the stairs?
Du Bousquier revenged himself deliciously for the thousand little shafts he had long borne in silence; but in his triumph he made a lively youthful gesture by running his hands through his hair, and in so doing he--knocked aside his false front.
She wore a white muslin dress, a rose- colored sash, and rose-colored ribbons in the pretty cap on her head; her chemisette was moulded so deliciously by her shoulders and the loveliest rounded contours, that the sight of her awakened an irresistible desire of possession in the depths of the heart.
Oh, count, I shall sleep calmly, deliciously in the arms of death.
The lulling cadence of the rise and fall, the invariable gentleness of this irresistible force, the great charm of the deep waters, warmed my breast deliciously, like the subtle poison of a love- potion.
I feel deliciously lazy, and I should like to spend six months as I am now, sitting under a tree and listening to a band.