lusciousness'

luscious

[luhsh-uhs]
adjective
1.
highly pleasing to the taste or smell: luscious peaches.
2.
richly satisfying to the senses or the mind: the luscious style of his poetry.
3.
richly adorned; luxurious: luscious furnishings.
4.
arousing physical, or sexual, desire; voluptuous: a luscious figure.
5.
sweet to excess; cloying.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English lucius, unexplained variant of licius, aphetic variant of delicious

lusciously, adverb
lusciousness, noun
overluscious, adjective
overlusciously, adverb
overlusciousness, noun


1. delectable, palatable. See delicious.


1. disgusting, unpalatable.
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luscious (ˈlʌʃəs)
 
adj
1.  extremely pleasurable, esp to the taste or smell
2.  very attractive
3.  archaic cloying
 
[C15 lucius, licius, perhaps a shortened form of delicious]
 
'lusciously
 
adv
 
'lusciousness
 
n

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luscious
early 15c., variant of licius, which is perhaps a shortening of delicious.
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