delectable

[dih-lek-tuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
delightful; highly pleasing; enjoyable: a delectable witticism.
2.
delicious: a delectable dinner.
noun
3.
an especially appealing or appetizing food or dish: a buffet table spread with delectables.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin dēlectābilis delightful, equivalent to dēlectā(re) to delight (frequentative of dēlicere to entice) + -bilis -ble

delectableness, delectability, noun
delectably, adverb
undelectable, adjective
undelectably, adverb


1. pleasurable, gratifying, agreeable; amusing, entertaining.


1, 2. disagreeable, distasteful.
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delectable (dɪˈlɛktəbəl)
 
adj
highly enjoyable, esp pleasing to the taste; delightful
 
[C14: from Latin dēlectābilis, from dēlectāre to delight]
 
de'lectableness
 
n
 
delecta'bility
 
n
 
de'lectably
 
adv

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delectable
c.1400, from O.Fr. delectable, from L. delectabilis, from delectare (see delight).
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Example sentences
It worked much better after I got surround sound, it was simply delectable.
Karan tribesmen hunt a delectable dish.
Chances are you'd be dying to know about that delectable tidbit of gossip
  offered by a confidant.
But the exhibition is more than a delectable tour of extravagant garments.
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