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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 ?
And before long I learned girl's love, all the dear fond deliciousness of it, all the glory and the wonder.
And eternal delight and deliciousness will be his, who coming to lay him down, can say with his final breath --O Father
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.
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
Her forte seemed to be salads, and she astonished him with the deliciousness of a salad made from young bamboo shoots.
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.
Methinks it is like water from a heavenly fountain; for it contains I know not what of unobtrusive fragrance and deliciousness.
Go easy on this, since their starters are mains, and their mains are super-human sized servings of delightful deliciousness.
Model Chrissy Teigen, 32, says cooking is all about hearty, homemade deliciousness shared with friends and family.
Customer can always feel the deliciousness, once they come, they will come again, and also recommend to other people to come".
After swallowing that first bite of deliciousness, I looked at the remaining piece to see several tiny black ants crawling around the inside, and realized I must have given myself an extra dose of protein with that first bite.