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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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