Luscious
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 luscious, native taste. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Cloying; fulsome. [1913 Webster]

He had a tedious, luscious way of talking. --Jeffrey. [1913 Webster]

3. Gratifying a depraved sense; obscene. [R.] --Steele. -- {Lus"cious*ly}, adv. -- {Lus"cious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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 …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 …   English World dictionary

  • 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) …   English dictionary

  • 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.… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • 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 …   Wiktionary

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