toothsome

Toothsome describes something that's absolutely delicious, like a bite of your famous flourless chocolate cake.

You can use the adjective toothsome when you need a new way to say "yummy" or "scrumptious" or "tasty." It's a word that seems to come up often in restaurant reviews: "The hamburger was overcooked, but the accompanying French fries were quite toothsome." This is the earliest meaning of toothsome, from the 1560's — later it came to also be used for describing a pretty girl.

Definitions of toothsome
  1. adjective
    extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
    synonyms: delectable, delicious, luscious, pleasant-tasting, scrumptious, yummy
    tasty
    pleasing to the sense of taste
  2. adjective
    acceptable to the taste or mind
    synonyms: palatable
    appetising, appetizing
    appealing to or stimulating the appetite especially in appearance or aroma
    comestible, eatable, edible
    suitable for use as food
    tasty
    pleasing to the sense of taste
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    Antonyms:
    unpalatable
    not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind
    unappetising, unappetizing
    not appetizing in appearance, aroma, or taste
    inedible, uneatable
    not suitable for food
    offensive
    unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses
    brackish
    distasteful and unpleasant; spoiled by mixture
    distasteful, unsavory, unsavoury
    not pleasing in odor or taste
    unpleasant
    disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
    tasteless
    lacking flavor
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  3. adjective
    having strong sexual appeal
    “a toothsome blonde in a tight dress”
    synonyms: juicy, luscious, red-hot, voluptuous
    sexy
    marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest
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