American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Highly pleasing or agreeable to the senses, especially of taste or smell.
- adj. Very pleasant; delightful: a delicious revenge.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pleasing in the highest degree; most sweet or grateful to the senses; affording exquisite pleasure: as, a delicious viand; a delicious odor; delicious fruit or wine.
- Most pleasing to the mind; yielding exquisite delight; delightful.
- Delicate; luxurious; dainty; addicted to or seeking pleasure.
- Synonyms Delicious, Delightful, luscious, savory. Delicious is highly agreeable to some sense, generally that of taste, sometimes that of smell or of hearing. Delightful is highly agreeable to the mind; it is always supersensuous, except perhaps as sight or hearing is sometimes the immediate means to high mental pleasure. Delicious food, odors, music; delightful thoughts, hopes, anticipations, news.
- adj. Pleasing to taste; tasty.
- adj. colloquial Metaphorically pleasing to taste; pleasing to the eyes or mind.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Affording exquisite pleasure; delightful; most sweet or grateful to the senses, especially to the taste; charming.
- adj. obsolete Addicted to pleasure; seeking enjoyment; luxurious; effeminate.
- adj. extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
- n. variety of sweet eating apples
- adj. greatly pleasing or entertaining
- Middle English delicious, from Anglo-Norman delicious from Old French delicious, delicieus, from Late Latin dēliciōsus "delicate, delicious" from dēliciae "delights", plural of dēlicia "pleasure" from dēlicēre "to allure, entice," from de- "away" + lacēre "to lure, deceive". Displaced native Middle English este ("delicious, favorable") (from Old English ēste ("delicious, dainty, luxurious, delicate")), Middle English wunlic, wunli ("delicious, joyous") (from Old English wynlīċ ("pleasant, beatiful, joyful")), Old English ēstelīc ("delicious, delicate, dainty"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Late Latin dēliciōsus, pleasing, from Latin dēlicia, pleasure : dē-, intensive pref.; see de- + lacere, to entice. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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