A table set with delicious food.
- An example of delicious is how a house smells after someone has been baking cookies all day.
- An example of delicious is potato chips.
- very enjoyable; delightful: a delicious bit of gossip
- very pleasing to the senses, esp. to taste or smell
Origin of deliciousMiddle English from Old French delicieus from Classical Latin deliciosus from deliciae, delight from Old Latin delicere: see delicate
- Highly pleasing or agreeable to the senses, especially of taste or smell.
- Very pleasant; delightful: a delicious revenge.
Origin of deliciousMiddle English from Anglo-Norman from Late Latin dēliciōsus pleasing from Latin dēlicia pleasure dē- intensive pref. ; see de- . lacere to entice
(comparative more delicious, superlative most delicious)
Middle English delicious, from Anglo-Norman delicious from Old French delicious, delicieus, from Late Latin dēliciōsu (“delicate, delicious”) from dēliciae (“delights”), plural of dēlicia (“pleasure”) from deliciō (“I allure, I entice”) from de- (“away”) + laciō (“I lure, I deceive”). Displaced native Middle English este (“delicious, favorable”) (from Old English ēste (“delicious, dainty, luxurious, delicate”)), Middle English wunlic, wunli (“delicious, joyous”) (from Old English wynlīċ (“pleasant, beatiful, joyful”)), Old English ēstelīc (“delicious, delicate, dainty”).