delectable


1de·lec·ta·ble

adjective \di-ˈlek-tə-bəl\

: very pleasant to taste or smell

: very attractive

Full Definition of DELECTABLE

1
:  highly pleasing :  delightful <a delectable melody>
2
:  delicious <a delectable meal>
de·lec·ta·bil·i·ty \-ˌlek-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
de·lec·ta·bly \-blē\ adverb

Examples of DELECTABLE

  1. The meals he prepares are always delectable.
  2. one of the most delectable men she's ever met

Origin of DELECTABLE

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin delectabilis, from delectare to delight — more at delight
First Known Use: 15th century

Related to DELECTABLE

Synonyms
agreeable, blessed (also blest), congenial, darling, pleasant, delicious, delightful, delightsome, dreamy, dulcet, enjoyable, felicitous, good, grateful, gratifying, heavenly, jolly, luscious, nice, palatable, pleasing, pleasurable, pretty, satisfying, savory (also savoury), sweet, tasty, welcome
Antonyms
disagreeable, pleasureless, unpalatable, unpleasant, unwelcome

2delectable

noun

Definition of DELECTABLE

:  something that is delectable; especially :  a delicious food item

Examples of DELECTABLE

  1. <a gourmet shop filled with delectables for every palate, albeit not for every pocketbook>

First Known Use of DELECTABLE

1921

Related to DELECTABLE

Synonyms
bit, cate [archaic], dainty, delicacy, goody (or goodie), kickshaw, tidbit (also titbit), treat, viand

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