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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deliciousness - extreme appetizingnessdeliciousness - extreme appetizingness    
appetisingness, appetizingness - the property of stimulating the appetite
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(diˈliʃəs) adjective
highly pleasing to the taste. a delicious meal.
deˈliciously adverb
deˈliciousness noun
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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.
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