- Highly pleasing or agreeable to the senses, especially of taste or smell.
- Very pleasant; delightful: a delicious revenge.
[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Late Latin dÄ“liciÅsus, pleasing, from Latin dÄ“licia, pleasure : dÄ“-, intensive pref.; see deâ€“ + lacere, to entice.]deliciously deÂ·li'ciousÂ·ly adv.
deliciousness deÂ·li'ciousÂ·ness n.
SYNONYMS delicious, ambrosial, delectable, luscious, scrumptious, toothsome, yummy. These adjectives mean very pleasing to the sense of taste: a delicious pÃ¢tÃ©; ambrosial fruit salad; delectable raspberries; luscious chocolate bonbons; a scrumptious peach; a toothsome apple; yummy fudge.