What does luscious mean?

Definitions for luscious
ˈlʌʃ əslus·cious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. juicy, luscious, red-hot, toothsome, voluptuousadjective

    having strong sexual appeal

    "juicy barmaids"; "a red-hot mama"; "a voluptuous woman"; "a toothsome blonde in a tight dress"

  2. delectable, delicious, luscious, pleasant-tasting, scrumptious, toothsome, yummyadjective

    extremely pleasing to the sense of taste


  1. lusciousadjective

    sweet and pleasant; delicious

  2. lusciousadjective

    sexually appealing; seductive

  3. lusciousadjective


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lusciousadjective

    Etymology: from delicious, say some; but Stephen Skinner more probably derives it from luxurious, corruptly pronounced.

    The food that to him now is as luscious as loches, shall shortly be as bitter as coloquintida. William Shakespeare, Othell.

    With brandish’d blade rush on him, break his glass,
    And shed the luscious liquor on the ground. John Milton.

    Blown roses hold their sweetness to the last,
    And raisins keep their luscious native taste. Dryden.

    He will bait him in with the luscious proposal of some gainful purchase. Robert South, Sermons.


  1. luscious

    Luscious refers to something that is richly appealing to the senses, particularly taste or smell; it is often used to describe foods or drinks that have a strongly pleasing or sweet flavor. It can also refer to something that is sexually attractive, or having strong sensual or aesthetic appeal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lusciousadjective

    sweet; delicious; very grateful to the taste; toothsome; excessively sweet or rich

  2. Lusciousadjective

    cloying; fulsome

  3. Lusciousadjective

    gratifying a depraved sense; obscene

  4. Etymology: [Prob. for lustious, fr. lusty, or perh. a corruption of luxurious. Cf. Lush, Lusty.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Luscious

    lush′us, adj. sweet in a great degree: delightful: fulsome, as flattery.—adv. Lusc′iously.—n. Lusc′iousness. [Old form lushious, from lusty.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of luscious in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of luscious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of luscious in a Sentence

  1. Walt Whitman:

    I dote on myself, there is that lot of me and all so luscious.

  2. Lee Jackson:

    You will love this holiday twist on the classic luscious dessert, red velvet cheesecake, keeping with the festive spirit.

  3. Liz Weiss:

    This luscious dessert makes 3 to 4 servings, and the ‘sprinkles’ on top— sliced almonds, chia seeds, and unsweetened shredded coconut— arenutrient-rich as well.

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  • deliciosoSpanish
  • succulentFrench
  • सुस्वादHindi
  • succulentoItalian
  • 甘美なJapanese
  • hāhā, hūneneMāori
  • delicieus, verleidelijk, wulps, zoet, smaakvol, obsceenDutch
  • kuszący, soczysty, słodki, przyjemny, smaczny, obscenicznyPolish
  • привлекательный, непристойный, сладкий, соблазнительныйRussian
  • läckerSwedish
  • நறுமணமுள்ளTamil

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