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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective De*li"cious
  1. Affording exquisite pleasure; delightful; most sweet or grateful to the senses, especially to the taste; charming."Some delicious landscape." [Coleridge.]"One draught of spring's delicious air." [Keble.]"Were not his words delicious?" [Tennyson.]
  2. Addicted to pleasure; seeking enjoyment; luxurious; effeminate.(Obs)"Others, lastly, of a more delicious and airy spirit, retire themselves to the enjoyments of ease and luxury." [Milton.]
    synonyms: Delicious Delightful.
    "Like the rich fruit he sings, delicious in decay." [Smith.]"No spring, nor summer, on the mountain seen, Smiles with gay fruits or with delightful green." [Addison.]

Usage: Delicious refers to the pleasure derived from certain of the senses, particularly the taste and smell; as, delicious food; a delicious fragrance. Delightful may also refer to most of the senses (as, delightful music; a delightful prospect; delightful sensations), but has a higher application to matters of taste, feeling, and sentiment; as, a delightful abode, conversation, employment; delightful scenes, etc.

Etymology: OF. delicieus, F. délicieux, L. deliciosus, fr. deliciae delight, fr. delicere to allure. See Delight

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Variety of sweet eating apples
  2. Greatly pleasing or entertaining ("a delicious joke")
  3. Extremely pleasing to the sense of taste

From Middle English delicious, from Anglo-Norman delicious, from Old French delicious, delicieux, from Late Latin dēliciōsus (“delicate, delicious”), from dēliciae (“delights”), plural of dēlicia (“pleasure”), from deliciō (“I allure, I entice”), from de- (“away”) + laciō (“I lure, I deceive”). Displaced native Middle English este (“delicious, favorable”) (from Old English ēste (“delicious, dainty, luxurious, delicate”)), Middle English wunli, wunlic (“delicious, joyous”) (from Old English wynlīċ (“pleasant, beatiful, joyful”)), Old English ēstelīc (“delicious, delicate, dainty”).

delicious was also found in the following language(s): Old French

Fun Facts about the name Delicious

  • When was the first name Delicious first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Delicious is Thursday, May 7th, 1908.
  • How unique is the name Delicious? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Delicious. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Delicious: Your name in reverse order is Suoiciled. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iuselocdi. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Delicious born Aug 29, 2017

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Russia approximately on 1425. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.