luscious

  • 1 Luscious — Lus cious, a. [Prob. for lustious, fr. lusty, or perh. a corruption of luxurious. Cf. {Lush}, {Lusty}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Sweet; delicious; very grateful to the taste; toothsome; excessively sweet or rich. [1913 Webster] And raisins keep their… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 luscious — index nectarous, palatable, sapid, savory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 luscious — late 15c., perhaps a variant (with form perhaps influenced by O.Fr. luxure, lusure) of M.E. licius delicious (c.1400), which is perhaps a shortening of DELICIOUS (Cf. delicious), but OED is against this. Related: Lusciously; lusciousness …

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  • 4 luscious — delicious, delectable, *delightful Analogous words: sapid, flavorsome, toothsome, *palatable, appetizing: grateful, gratifying, pleasing, *pleasant Antonyms: austere: tasteless …

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  • 5 luscious — [adj] delicious, delectable adorable, ambrosial, appetizing, choice, darling, delish, deluxe, distinctive, divine, exquisite, flamboyant, flavorsome, heavenly, honeyed, juicy, lush, luxurious, mellow, mouth watering, nectarious, opulent, ornate,… …

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  • 6 luscious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a pleasingly rich, sweet taste. 2) richly verdant or opulent. 3) (of a woman) sexually attractive. DERIVATIVES lusciously adverb lusciousness noun. ORIGIN perhaps an alteration of obsolete licious, shortened form of …

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  • 7 luscious — [lush′əs] adj. [ME lucius, prob. var. of licious, aphetic form of DELICIOUS, infl. by lusch, LUSH1] 1. highly gratifying to taste or smell, esp. because of a rich sweetness; delicious 2. a) delighting any of the senses b) having a st …

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  • 8 luscious — [[t]lʌ̱ʃəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe a woman or something about her as luscious, you mean that you find her or this thing sexually attractive. ...a luscious young blonde... What I like most about Gabby is her luscious lips! 2) …

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  • 9 luscious — lusciously, adv. lusciousness, n. /lush euhs/, adj. 1. highly pleasing to the taste or smell: luscious peaches. 2. richly satisfying to the senses or the mind: the luscious style of his poetry. 3. richly adorned; luxurious: luscious furnishings.… …

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  • 10 luscious — lus•cious [[t]ˈlʌʃ əs[/t]] adj. 1) highly pleasing to the taste or smell: luscious peaches[/ex] 2) richly satisfying to the senses or the mind: the luscious style of his poetry[/ex] 3) richly adorned; luxurious: luscious furnishings[/ex] 4)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 11 luscious — adjective a) sweet and pleasant; delicious Her lips were like two luscious beefsteaks b) sexually appealing; seductive There were lovely patches of greensward all about, with stately trees bea …

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  • 12 luscious — lus|cious [ˈlʌʃəs] adj [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: licious (14 17 centuries), from delicious] 1.) extremely good to eat or drink ▪ a luscious and fragrant dessert wine 2.) informal very sexually attractive ▪ her luscious body …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 luscious — lus|cious [ lʌʃəs ] adjective 1. ) very attractive in a sexual way: luscious lips 2. ) luscious food looks, smells, and tastes especially good: DELICIOUS …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 luscious — adjective 1 extremely good to eat: a luscious peach 2 informal a word meaning very sexually attractive, used especially by men: a luscious young starlet …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 luscious — adjective 1) luscious fruit Syn: delicious, succulent, lush, juicy, mouthwatering, lip smacking, sweet, tasty, appetizing; informal scrumptious, yummy, nummy; literary ambrosial Ant: unappetizing 2) …

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  • 16 luscious — UK [ˈlʌʃəs] / US adjective 1) very attractive in a sexual way luscious lips 2) luscious food looks, smells, and tastes especially good …

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  • 17 luscious — adj. Luscious is used with these nouns: ↑lip …

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  • 18 luscious — [ˈlʌʃəs] adj 1) very attractive in a sexual way 2) luscious food looks, smells, and tastes especially good Syn: delicious …

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  • 19 luscious — /ˈlʌʃəs / (say lushuhs) adjective 1. highly pleasing to the taste or smell: luscious peaches. 2. sweet to the senses or the mind. 3. very luxurious; extremely attractive. 4. sweet to excess; cloying. {late Middle English; ? aphetic variant of… …

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  • 20 luscious — adjective Etymology: Middle English lucius, perhaps alteration of licius, short for delicious Date: 15th century 1. a. having a delicious taste or smell ; sweet b. archaic excessively sweet ; cloying 2. sexually attractive …

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