luscious


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lus·cious

 (lŭsh′əs)
adj.
1. Sweet and pleasant to taste or smell: a luscious melon. See Synonyms at delicious.
2. Richly appealing to the senses or the mind: a luscious, vivid description.
3. Having strong sensual or sexual appeal; attractive.
4. Archaic Excessively sweet; cloying.

[Middle English lucius, alteration of licious, perhaps short for delicious, delicious; see delicious.]

lus′cious·ly adv.
lus′cious·ness n.

luscious

(ˈlʌʃəs)
adj
1. extremely pleasurable, esp to the taste or smell
2. very attractive
3. archaic cloying
[C15 lucius, licius, perhaps a shortened form of delicious]
ˈlusciously adv
ˈlusciousness n

lus•cious

(ˈlʌʃ əs)

adj.
1. highly pleasing to the taste or smell: luscious peaches.
2. richly satisfying to the senses or the mind: the luscious style of his poetry.
3. richly adorned; luxurious: luscious furnishings.
4. arousing physical or sexual desire.
5. sweet to excess; cloying.
[1375–1425; lucius, unexplained variant of licius, aph. variant of delicious]
lus′cious•ly, adv.
lus′cious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.luscious - having strong sexual appeal; "juicy barmaids"; "a red-hot mama"; "a voluptuous woman"; "a toothsome blonde in a tight dress"
sexy - marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes"
2.luscious - extremely pleasing to the sense of tasteluscious - extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
tasty - pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel"

luscious

luscious

adjective
1. Highly pleasing, especially to the sense of taste:
Slang: yummy.
2. Giving great pleasure or delight:
Informal: darling.
Translations
حُلو المَذاق
lahodnýšťavnatý
lækkersød
mézédes
gómsætur
saldus
salds un sulīgs
lezzetli ve çok tatlısulu

luscious

[ˈlʌʃəs] ADJ [scent, breeze, wine] → delicioso; [fruit] → suculento; [girl] → deliciosa, atractiva

luscious

[ˈlʌʃəs] adj
[food] → succulent(e), appétissant(e)
[woman] → appétissant(e)

luscious

adj
(= delicious)köstlich, lecker
(= gorgeous) coloursatt; girl, boyzum Anbeißen (inf); figure (= full)üppig; (= pleasing)fantastisch, phantastisch; lipsüppig
(= lush) pasture, vegetationüppig

luscious

[ˈlʌʃəs] adj (food) → appetitoso/a, succulento/a; (taste, smell) → delizioso/a
a luscious blonde → una bionda appetitosa

luscious

(ˈlaʃəs) adjective
very sweet, juicy and delicious. a luscious peach.
ˈlusciousness noun
References in classic literature ?
It was filled with friandises, with luscious and toothsome bits--the finest of fruits, pates, a rare bottle or two, delicious syrups, and bonbons in abundance.
Yes, buy them, by all means; and may the peaches be luscious in your mouth, Judge Pyncheon
It was so good to open up one's lungs and take in whole luscious barrels-ful of the blessed God's untainted, dew-fashioned, woodland- scented air once more, after suffocating body and mind for two days and nights in the moral and physical stenches of that intolerable old buzzard-roost
It was a clear little stream which ran quite merrily along on its narrow way through the luscious damp greenness.
Heaped up on the floor, to form a kind of throne, were turkeys, geese, game, poultry, brawn, great joints of meat, sucking-pigs, long wreaths of sausages, mince-pies, plum-puddings, barrels of oysters, red-hot chestnuts, cherry-cheeked apples, juicy oranges, luscious pears, immense twelfth-cakes, and seething bowls of punch, that made the chamber dim with their delicious steam.
I remember a certain luscious roll he gave to such phrases as 'The people's representatives in Parliament assembled,' 'Your petitioners therefore humbly approach your honourable house,' 'His gracious Majesty's unfortunate subjects,' as if the words were something real in his mouth, and delicious to taste; Mr.
He tasted it, and found the apple quite as luscious as it had been in his dream.
Also I enjoyed luscious fruits and vegetables, but not a single article of food which was exactly similar to anything on Earth.
Luscious, sun-kissed fruits which hung far out upon the frail bough of the jungle's waving crest were brought to her by these tiny, nimble allies.
A vine loaded with grapes was trained and grew luxuriantly about the mouth of the cave; there were also four running rills of water in channels cut pretty close together, and turned hither and thither so as to irrigate the beds of violets and luscious herbage over which they flowed.
Fish, fowl, and flesh, roasted, and in luscious stews, and seasoned, I trust, to all your tastes, are ready to be served up.
Craig, the gardener at the Chase, was over head and ears in love with her, and had lately made unmistakable avowals in luscious strawberries and hyperbolical peas.