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Examples of scrumptious in a Sentence
baked a scrumptious chocolate cake
Recent Examples of scrumptious from the Web
Although to be fair, my place is more like staying at your family's weekend home on a goose farm—with a quirky aunt who lives in the barn loft and stocks the kitchen with scrumptious foods and local wine and then leaves you alone.
The Cafe Budapest will feature scrumptious tortes, pastries, and espresso coffee.
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.
Join Ann Storck Center for its most scrumptious night of the year.
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.
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.
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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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