highly+pleasing

  • 1 tasteful — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Delicious] Syn. delectable, pleasing, tasty, savory, rich; see also delicious 1 . 2. [Aesthetically pleasing] Syn. gratifying, delicate, elegant, nice, fine, exquisite, aesthetic, aesthetical, chaste, fastidious,… …

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  • 2 delicious — deliciously, adv. deliciousness, n. /di lish euhs/, adj. 1. highly pleasing to the senses, esp. to taste or smell: a delicious dinner; a delicious aroma. 2. very pleasing; delightful: a delicious sense of humor. n. 3. (cap.) a red or yellow… …

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  • 3 lovely — lovelily, adv. loveliness, n. /luv lee/, adj., lovelier, loveliest, n., pl. lovelies, adv. adj. 1. charmingly or exquisitely beautiful: a lovely flower. 2. having a beauty that appeals to the heart or mind as well as to the eye, as a person or a… …

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  • 4 Delectability — 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… …

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  • 5 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 …

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  • 6 Delectableness — 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… …

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  • 7 Delectably — 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… …

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  • 8 delectable — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. delightful, delicious, exquisite. See pleasure. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. tasty, luscious, enjoyable, delightful; see delicious 1 , pleasant 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. delightful,… …

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  • 9 delicious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. delectable, delightful, luscious, toothsome, palatable, savory. See taste. Ant., tasteless, bad tasting, unpleasant. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Excellent in taste] Syn. tasty, delectable, luscious,… …

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  • 10 savory — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. tasty (see taste). II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. palatable, pleasing, appetizing, piquant, pungent, spicy, tangy, rich, flavorous, tasty, tempting, delectable, delicious, gustful, luscious, dainty,… …

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  • 11 scrumptious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj., informal, first rate; delicious, tasty. See taste, goodness. Ant., bad tasting. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. appetizing, tasty, delectable; see delicious 1 , rich 4 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus)… …

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  • 12 delicious — de•li•cious [[t]dɪˈlɪʃ əs[/t]] adj. 1) highly pleasing to the senses, esp. taste or smell 2) very pleasing; delightful 3) pln (cap.) a red or yellow variety of apple • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME < OF < LL dēliciōsus= L dēlici(a) delight… …

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  • 13 delicious — /dəˈlɪʃəs / (say duh lishuhs) adjective 1. highly pleasing to the senses, especially to taste or smell. 2. pleasing in the highest degree; delightful. –noun 3. (upper case) any of certain varieties of eating apple. See Red Delicious, Golden… …

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  • 14 Delightful — De*light ful, a. Highly pleasing; affording great pleasure and satisfaction. Delightful bowers. Spenser. Delightful fruit. Milton. Syn: Delicious; charming. See {Delicious}. {De*light ful*ly}, adv. {De*light ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 15 Delightfully — Delightful De*light ful, a. Highly pleasing; affording great pleasure and satisfaction. Delightful bowers. Spenser. Delightful fruit. Milton. Syn: Delicious; charming. See {Delicious}. {De*light ful*ly}, adv. {De*light ful*ness}, n. [1913… …

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  • 16 Delightfulness — Delightful De*light ful, a. Highly pleasing; affording great pleasure and satisfaction. Delightful bowers. Spenser. Delightful fruit. Milton. Syn: Delicious; charming. See {Delicious}. {De*light ful*ly}, adv. {De*light ful*ness}, n. [1913… …

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  • 17 delightful — adjective Date: circa 1530 highly pleasing < a delightful surprise > • delightfully adverb • delightfulness noun …

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  • 18 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 > …

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  • 19 delectable — delectableness, delectability, n. delectably, adv. /di lek teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. delightful; highly pleasing; enjoyable: a delectable witticism. 2. delicious: a delectable dinner. n. 3. an especially appealing or appetizing food or dish: a buffet… …

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  • 20 delightful — delightfully, adv. delightfulness, n. /di luyt feuhl/, adj. giving great pleasure or delight; highly pleasing: a delightful surprise. [1520 30; DELIGHT + FUL] Syn. pleasant, pleasurable, enjoyable; charming, enchanting, delectable, agreeable. Ant …

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