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Examples of scrumptious in a Sentence
baked a scrumptious chocolate cake
Recent Examples of scrumptious from the Web
Shompole also offers scrumptious meals cooked by local Masai chefs.
Tasty dips, scrumptious spreads, and easy to grab to finger foods are perfect for holiday entertaining.
While ridiculously decadent, this dish is perfectly balanced, well-constructed and absolutely scrumptious.
For those who aren’t able to partake in the scrumptious autumnal banana breads without suffering an allergic reaction, find your bliss at the Gluten-Free Allergy Food Fest.
The list, which appears in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, is filled with over 100 items ranging from home décor to her favorite leggings and scrumptious edible gifts.
Young museumgoers donned virtual reality headgear and swam across the ocean depths, their first-person perspective was that of a beluga whale in search of scrumptious octopi and fish.
This scrumptious carby offer is valid now through Oct. 30, or until 75,000 sandwiches have been given out, whichever comes first.
At The Cheese Studio booth, a scrumptious tart combines a garlicky boursin with onions and herbs that is topped with arugula salad.
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Did You Know?
First appearing in English in 1830, "scrumptious" is a mouth-watering word that is used to describe what is delightful and delectable. It probably originated as an alteration of "sumptuous," and it carries the elegant and wonderful connotations of its parent. (Sumptuous derives via Middle English from the Latin verb sumere, meaning "to take or spend.") British author Roald Dahl had some fun with "scrumptious," and created a delightful coinage, when he inserted the infix "-diddly-" into the word to make "scrumdiddlyumptious," the word that chocolate magnate Willy Wonka uses to name his best-selling treats in his novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964).
Origin and Etymology of scrumptious
First Known Use: 1830See Words from the same year
Synonymsambrosial, appetizing, dainty, delectable, delish, flavorful, flavorsome, luscious, lush, mouthwatering, palatable, savory (also savoury), delicious, succulent, tasteful, tasty, toothsome, toothy, yummy
Antonymsdistasteful, flat, flavorless, insipid, stale, tasteless, unappetizing, unpalatable, unsavory, yucky (also yukky)
Related Wordsdigestible, eatable, edible; delightful, heavenly, pleasing; agreeable, gratifying, pleasant; satisfying; choice, delicate, exquisite, rare
Near Antonymsbanal, boring, commonplace, tedious; noisome, smelly, stinky; noxious, unwholesome; miserable, wretched; abhorrent, abominable, awful, detestable, disagreeable, disgusting, foul, horrid, nauseating, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, sickening, unpleasant
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