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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin delicere 'to attract'

delicious

adjective
     
de‧li‧cious
1 very pleasant to taste or smell:
'The meal was absolutely delicious,' she said politely.
the delicious smell of new-mown grass
2 literary extremely pleasant or enjoyable
deliciously adverb:
deliciously spicy meat
WORD FOCUS: taste WORD FOCUS: taste
delicious/tasty tastes very good
disgusting
tastes very bad
hot
/spicy has a lot of spices
bland
boring and with not very much taste
sweet
has a lot of sugar
salty
has a lot of salt
sour
used about fruit that is not sweet
bitter
used about coffee, chocolate, or medicine that is not at all sweet
taste

See also
taste

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