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delicious

Delicious is an adjective describing a tasty item. If you’re a chocolate fanatic, you will probably find triple chocolate fudge cake to be absolutely delicious.

The origins of delicious make perfect sense. The late Latin deliciae means "delight" or "pleasure," so you could say that delicious flavors and delicious foods give delight or pleasure to our taste buds. But let's not limit our pleasures to all things gastronomical. Things that delight your intellect can be delicious as well, especially when you're entertained by art, amused by wit, or delighted by irony. Thinking of the perfect comeback to an insult can be a particularly delicious experience.

Definitions of delicious
  1. adjective
    extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
    synonyms: delectable, luscious, pleasant-tasting, scrumptious, toothsome, yummy
    tasty
    pleasing to the sense of taste
  2. adjective
    greatly pleasing or entertaining
    “a delicious joke”
    synonyms: delightful
    pleasing
    giving pleasure and satisfaction
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