delectable
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin delectabilis, from delectare to delight — more at delight Date: 15th century 1. highly pleasing ; delightful <
a delectable melody
>
2. delicious <
a delectable meal
>
delectability noundelectably adverb II. noun Date: 1921 something that is delectable; especially a delicious food item

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  • délectable — [ delɛktabl ] adj. • 1170; lat. delectabilis; a remplacé délitable ♦ Littér. Qui délecte, qui est très agréable. ⇒ délicieux, exquis. Mets délectable. ⇒ délicat, 1. friand, savoureux. Délectable à, pour qqn. « la fraîcheur du soir nous était… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • délectable — DÉLECTABLE. adject. des 2 genr. Qui plaît beaucoup, très agréable. Lieu délectable. Rien n est si délectable que..... Mets délectable. Un vin délectable. Un séjour délectable …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Delectable — Studio album by Romeo s Daughter Released 1993 (1993) …   Wikipedia

  • delectable — Delectable. adj. v. de tout genre. Agreable, qui plaist. Lieu delectable. rien n est si delectable que …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Delectable — De*lec ta*ble, a. [OF. delitable, OF. delitable, F. d[ e]lectable, fr. L. delectabilis, fr. delectare to delight. See {Delight}.] 1. Highly pleasing; delightful. [1913 Webster] Delectable both to behold and taste. Milton. 2. extremely pleasing to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • delectable — (ant.) adj. Deleitable. * * * delectable. (Del lat. delectabĭlis). adj. desus. deleitoso …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • delectable — late 14c., from O.Fr. delectable, from L. delectabilis delightful, from delectare (see DELIGHT (Cf. delight)). Related: Delectably …   Etymology dictionary

  • delectable — index nectarous, palatable, sapid, savory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • delectable — *delightful, delicious, luscious Analogous words: gratifying, grateful, agreeable, pleasing, welcome, *pleasant: exquisite, rare, delicate, dainty, *choice: *palatable, savory, sapid, toothsome Contrasted words: *offensive, repulsive, revolting,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • delectable — [adj] delicious, enjoyable adorable, agreeable, ambrosial, appetizing, charming, choice, dainty, darling, delicate, delightful, delish, divine, enticing, exquisite, gratifying, heavenly, inviting, luscious, lush, palatable, pleasant, pleasurable …   New thesaurus

  • delectable — et doux, Blandum …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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