[syn: delectable, delicious, luscious, pleasant-tasting, scrumptious, toothsome, yummy]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Delicious \De*li"cious\, a. [OF. delicieus, F. d['e]licieux, L.
deliciosus, fr. deliciae delight, fr. delicere to allure. See
1. Affording exquisite pleasure; delightful; most sweet or
grateful to the senses, especially to the taste; charming.
Some delicious landscape. --Coleridge.
One draught of spring's delicious air. --Keble.
Were not his words delicious? --Tennyson.
2. Addicted to pleasure; seeking enjoyment; luxurious;
Others, lastly, of a more delicious and airy spirit,
retire themselves to the enjoyments of ease and
Syn: Delicious, Delightful.
Usage: Delicious refers to the pleasure derived from certain
of the senses, particularly the taste and smell; as,
delicious food; a delicious fragrance. Delightful may
also refer to most of the senses (as, delightful
music; a delightful prospect; delightful sensations),
but has a higher application to matters of taste,
feeling, and sentiment; as, a delightful abode,
conversation, employment; delightful scenes, etc.
Like the rich fruit he sings, delicious in
No spring, nor summer, on the mountain seen,
Smiles with gay fruits or with delightful green.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: greatly pleasing or entertaining; "a delightful
surprise"; "the comedy was delightful"; "a delicious
joke" [syn: delightful, delicious]
2: extremely pleasing to the sense of taste [syn: delectable,
delicious, luscious, pleasant-tasting, scrumptious,
n 1: variety of sweet eating apples
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
98 Moby Thesaurus words for "delicious":
OK, ace-high, adorable, agreeable, ambrosial, amusing, appetizing,
bad, bang-up, bonzer, boss, bully, but good, charming, choice,
comestible, cool, corking, crackerjack, dainty, dandy, darling,
delectable, delicate, delightful, ducky, eatable, edible,
enchanting, engaging, enjoyable, entertaining, esculent, exquisite,
fab, fascinating, fine and dandy, flavorful, flavorsome, gear,
good, good to eat, good-tasting, great, groovy, gustable, gusty,
heavenly, heavy, hot, hunky-dory, jam-up, juicy, just dandy, keen,
kosher, likable, luscious, lush, marvy, mean, mouth-watering, neat,
nectareous, nectarous, nice, nifty, nobby, of gourmet quality,
okay, out of sight, palatable, peachy, peachy-keen, pleasant,
pleasing, pleasurable, rare, ripping, rum, sapid, savorous, savory,
scrumptious, slap-up, smashing, solid, something else, spiffing,
spiffy, stunning, succulent, swell, tasty, toothsome, tough,