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delectable

adjective de·lec·ta·ble \ di-ˈlek-tə-bəl \

Definition of delectable

1 :highly pleasing :delightful
  • a delectable melody
2 :delicious
  • a delectable meal

delectability

play \-ˌlek-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

delectably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of delectable in a Sentence

  1. The meals he prepares are always delectable.

  2. one of the most delectable men she's ever met

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Origin and Etymology of delectable

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin delectabilis, from delectare to delight — more at delight

delectable Synonyms

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
Related Words
alluring, attractive, desirable, enviable, inviting, relishable, tempting; charming, enchanting, fascinating; calming, comforting, soothing; amusing, diverting, entertaining, recreative; affable, amiable, cheerful, cheery, comfortable, gemütlich, genial, goodly, good-natured, gracious, hospitable, kindly, personable; blissful, felicific, glad, happy, joyous; elating, exhilarating, intoxicating; ecstatic, euphoric, nirvanic, rapturous
Near Antonyms
abominable, ghastly, god-awful, hellish, horrid, miserable, wretched; bilious, disgusting, distasteful, obnoxious, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revulsive, unsavory, vile, yucky (also yukky); abhorrent, detestable, hateful, odious; boring, commonplace, dull, flat, insipid, irksome, stale, tedious; displeasing, dissatisfying; depressing, disheartening, dismal, dreary, gloomy, heartbreaking, heartrending, joyless, lachrymose, sad, unhappy; deplorable, doleful, dolorous, lamentable, lugubrious, mournful, regrettable, sorrowful, tragic (also tragical); aggravating, annoying, exasperating, irritating, peeving, perturbing, vexing; forbidding; hostile, intimidating; angering, enraging, incensing, inflaming (also enflaming), infuriating, maddening, outraging, rankling, riling; distressing, disturbing, upsetting

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delectable

noun

Definition of delectable

:something that is highly pleasing or delicious; especially :a delicious food item
  • pastries and other delectables

Examples of delectable in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of delectable

delectable Synonyms

Synonyms
bit, cate [archaic], dainty, delicacy, goody (or goodie), kickshaw, tidbit (also titbit), treat, viand
Related Words
morsel; candy, dessert, junket, sweet, sweetmeat

DELECTABLE Defined for English Language Learners

delectable

adjective

Definition of delectable for English Language Learners

  • : very pleasant to taste or smell

  • : very attractive


DELECTABLE Defined for Kids

delectable

adjective de·lec·ta·ble \ di-ˈlek-tə-bəl \

Definition of delectable for Students

1 :very pleasing :delightful


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