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luscious Explained

luscious at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

(noun) ['lʌʃəs]

luscious at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1420, variant of licius, which is perhaps a shortening of delicious. ///

luscious at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1300-1400; Origin: licious (14-17 centuries), from delicious]//
1 extremely good to eat or drink: --a luscious and fragrant dessert wine//
2 informal very sexually attractive: --her luscious body//

luscious at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "luscious":
adorable, agreeable, ambrosial, appetizing, baroque, choice,
cloying, dainty, darling, delectable, delicate, delicious,
delightful, deluxe, distinctive, epicurean, exquisite, flamboyant,
flavorsome, florid, good, good to eat, good-tasting, gustable,
gusty, heavenly, juicy, likable, lush, luxuriant, luxurious,
mawkish, mouth-watering, nectareous, nectarous, nice,
of gourmet quality, opulent, oversweet, palatable, palatial,
piquant, pleasant, pleasing, plush, rare, rich, rococo, saccharine,
sapid, savorous, savory, scrumptious, sensual, sickly-sweet,
succulent, sumptuous, sweet, tasty, toothsome, voluptuous, yummy

luscious at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Sweetness): sweet, melifluous, saccharine, dulcet, candied, luscious, lush, sweetened.

luscious at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective
1 having a strong pleasant taste
SYN DELICIOUS:
luscious fruit
2 (of fabric, colours or music) soft and deep or heavy in a way that is pleasing to feel, look at or hear:
luscious silks and velvets * luscious harmonies / colours
3 (especially of a woman) sexually attractive:
a luscious young girl * her luscious body

Luscious at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Luscious \Lus"cious\, a. [Prob. for lustious, fr. lusty, or
perh. a corruption of luxurious. Cf. {Lush}, {Lusty}.]
1. Sweet; delicious; very grateful to the taste; toothsome;
excessively sweet or rich.

And raisins keep their luscious, native taste.
--Dryden.

2. Cloying; fulsome.

He had a tedious, luscious way of talking.
--Jeffrey.

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

luscious at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

luscious
adj 1: having strong sexual appeal; "juicy barmaids"; "a red-hot
mama"; "a voluptuous woman" [syn: {juicy}, {red-hot},
{voluptuous}]
2: extremely pleasing to the sense of taste [syn: {delectable},
{delicious}, {pleasant-tasting}, {scrumptious}, {toothsome},
{yummy}]

luscious at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Alternative forms

* Inter: l » en|lushious Inter: qualifier » obsolete

Etymology

From earlier Inter: term » lushious|lang=en, Inter: term » lussyouse||luscious, richly sweet, delicious|lang=en, a corruption of *Inter: term » |lustious|lang=en, from Inter: suffix » lusty|t1=pleasant, delicious|ous|lang=en. Shakespeare uses both lush (short for lushious) and lusty in the selfsame sense: 'How Inter: term » lush|lang=en and Inter: term » lusty|lang=en the grass looks'. —Temp. ii. I.52. See also Inter: l » en|lush, Inter: l » en|lusty.
Alternative etymology connects luscious to a Inter: etyl » enm|- term: Inter: term » lucius|lang=enm, an alteration of Inter: term » licious|lang=enm, believed to be a shortening of Inter: term » delicious|lang=enm. See Inter: l » en|delicious.

Pronunciation

* Inter: rhymes » ʌʃəs

Adjective

Inter: en-adj » more
  • sweet and pleasant; delicious
    1. 1863, H.S. Thompson, Down by the River Livd a Maiden''
    2. : Her lips were like two luscious beefsteaks
    3. 1900, L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz
    4. : There were lovely patches of greensward all about, with stately trees bearing rich and luscious fruits.
    5. sexually appealing; seductive
    6. 1749, John Cleland, Memoirs of Fanny Hill: A New and Genuine Edition from the Original Text
    7. : With one hand he gently disclosed the lips of that luscious mouth of nature
    8. obscene
    9. 1749, John Cleland, Memoirs of Fanny Hill: A New and Genuine Edition from the Original Text
    10. : Hitherto I had been indebted only to the girls of the house for the corruption of my innocence: their luscious talk, in which modesty was far from respected

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » sweet and pleasant

  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|smaakvol, Inter: t+ » nl|zoet, Inter: t- » nl|delicieus
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|słodki, Inter: t+ » pl|przyjemny, Inter: t+ » pl|smaczny

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|сладкий


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » sexually appealing
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|wulps, Inter: t- » nl|verleidelijk
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|kuszący


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|соблазнительный, Inter: t+ » ru|привлекательный

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » obscene
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|wulps, Inter: t+ » nl|obsceen
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|obsceniczny


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|непристойный

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » luscious
    Translation: el » luscious
    Translation: fr » luscious
    Translation: ko » luscious
    Translation: kn » luscious
    Translation: hu » luscious
    Translation: ml » luscious
    Translation: my » luscious
    Translation: pl » luscious
    Translation: fi » luscious
    Translation: sv » luscious
    Translation: te » luscious
    Translation: vi » luscious
    Translation: zh » luscious