delicious

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. delectable, delightful, luscious, toothsome, palatable, savory. See taste. Ant., tasteless, bad tasting, unpleasant.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Excellent in taste]
Syn. tasty, delectable, luscious, savory, good, appetizing, choice, palatable, flavorful, well-prepared, well-seasoned, well-done, spicy, sweet, rich, succulent, toothsome, nice, exquisite, dainty, delicate, distinctive, ambrosial, heavenly, tempting, enticing, mouth-watering, nectareous, piquant, gourmet, epicurean, scrumptious*, yummy*, fit for a king*.
Ant. disgusting, unappetizing, flat.
2. [Very pleasant or enjoyable]
Syn. delightful, gratifying, pleasing; see pleasant 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
tasty, delightful, *lip-smacking good, appetizing, delectable, luscious, scrumptious, ambrosial, mouth-watering, heavenly, *fit for a king, *yummy, toothsome.
ANT.: nauseating, gross, unappetizing
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Highly pleasing, especially to the sense of taste: ambrosial, appetizing, delectable, heavenly, luscious, savory, scrumptious, tasteful, tasty, toothsome. Slang: yummy. See GOOD, INGESTION. 2. Giving great pleasure or delight: charming, delectable, delightful, enchanting, heavenly, luscious. Informal: darling. See GOOD, HAPPY, LIKE.

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