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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeliciousde‧li‧cious /dɪˈlɪʃəs/ ●●● S2 adjective  1 DELICIOUSvery pleasant to taste or smell ‘The meal was absolutely delicious, ’ she said politely. the delicious smell of new-mown grasssee thesaurus at taste2 literaryENJOY/LIKE DOING something extremely pleasant or enjoyabledeliciously adverb deliciously spicy meatTHESAURUSdelicious something that is delicious tastes very good, and you enjoy eating or drinking itThe apple pie is delicious with vanilla ice cream.tasty informal food that is tasty has a strong taste that you likeShe makes a really tasty dish with chicken and rice.succulent written succulent food contains a lot of juice and tastes good – used especially about fruit, vegetables, or meatsucculent melonsa succulent steakappetizing (also appetising British English) food that looks or smells appetizing makes you feel that you want to eat itThe soup didn’t look very appetizing but it tasted delicious.mouth-watering food that is mouth-watering smells or looks delicious, especially in a way that persuades you to buy or eat itThe waiter came round with a tray of mouth-watering cream cakes.flavourful (also flavorful American English) having a strong pleasant taste – used especially in written descriptionsa flavourful red wineyummy/scrumptious informal tasting very good – used about food, not about drinksHer homemade brownies are really yummy.a scrumptious meal
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deliciousMmm. This wine is delicious.The chocolate pie was delicious!Dining is a pleasurable necessity and our menu delicious.He waited in delicious anticipation.The ambulance came and I was filled with delicious brandy but was instantly sick when I got to Imtarfa Hospital.When she went home to tea with them she ate delicious food.Blues is a delicious full fat soft blue cheese with a creamy texture and good bite.Sliced, sea scallops could be made delicious in five minutes flat.Thank you, that was a delicious meal.I drank, and never did Ganymede serve the gods with nectar more delicious or refreshing.You are simply there to have a good time or pursue a particularly delicious passion, when suddenly-it happens.The apple pie is delicious with vanilla ice cream.
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