lus|cious

lus|cious
lus|cious «LUHSH uhs», adjective.
1. very pleasing to taste; richly sweet; delicious: »

a luscious peach.

SYNONYM(S): See syn. under delicious. (Cf.delicious)
2. Figurative. very pleasing to smell, hear, see, or feel: »

the luscious tones of a cello, a luscious view of a garden, a luscious description.

3. too sweet; cloying; sickly.
[perhaps variant of licious, a back formation < delicious]
lus´cious|ly, adverb.
lus´cious|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • lus´cious|ly — lus|cious «LUHSH uhs», adjective. 1. very pleasing to taste; richly sweet; delicious: »a luscious peach. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under delicious. (Cf. ↑delicious) 2. Figurative. very pleasing to smell, hear, see, or feel: »the luscious tones of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lus´cious|ness — lus|cious «LUHSH uhs», adjective. 1. very pleasing to taste; richly sweet; delicious: »a luscious peach. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under delicious. (Cf. ↑delicious) 2. Figurative. very pleasing to smell, hear, see, or feel: »the luscious tones of a… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • cious — an·dro·di·oe·cious; an·dro·mo·noe·cious; an·ti·per·ni·cious; as·tu·cious; atro·cious; atro·cious·ly; atro·cious·ness; au·da·cious·ly; au·da·cious·ness; aus·pi·cious; aus·pi·cious·ly; aus·pi·cious·ness; av·a·ri·cious; av·a·ri·cious·ly;… …   English syllables

  • lus — abac·u·lus; aceph·a·lus; acer·vu·lus; ac·i·doph·i·lus; ac·ti·no·ba·cil·lus; ac·u·le·o·lus; aero·ba·cil·lus; aes·cu·lus; ag·ri·lus; al·a·lus; al·lo·phy·lus; al·ti·ca·me·lus; al·ve·o·lus; am·e·lus; amor·pho·phal·lus; am·phib·a·lus; amyg·da·lus;… …   English syllables

  • luscious — lus·cious …   English syllables

  • lusciously — lus·cious·ly …   English syllables

  • 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 — lus|cious [ˈlʌʃəs] 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 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • luscious — lus|cious [ lʌʃəs ] adjective 1. ) very attractive in a sexual way: luscious lips 2. ) luscious food looks, smells, and tastes especially good: DELICIOUS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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