- highly pleasing to the taste or smell: luscious peaches.
- richly satisfying to the senses or the mind: the luscious style of his poetry.
- richly adorned; luxurious: luscious furnishings.
- arousing physical, or sexual, desire; voluptuous: a luscious figure.
- sweet to excess; cloying.
Origin of luscious
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Examples from the Web for lusciously
Not quite so lusciously fragrant as those in your grandmother's July garden?Molly Make-Believe
Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
The rats are a numerous race in Antigua, and feed most lusciously upon the sugar-cane, to the grief and loss of the planter.
The absurdity of the imitation of symbolic reasoning is so lusciously rich, that I shall insert it when I make up my final book.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)
Augustus de Morgan
The delicate features were mignonne, except for the delicious, warm, lusciously cut mouth Was she blonde or brunet he wondered.Out of the Air
Inez Haynes Irwin
The capillaire plant yielded a lusciously sweet, sugary substance.Pioneers in Canada
Sir Harry Johnston
- extremely pleasurable, esp to the taste or smell
- very attractive
- archaic cloying
Word Origin and History for lusciously
late 15c., perhaps a variant (with form perhaps influenced by Old French luxure, lusure) of Middle English licius "delicious" (c.1400), which is perhaps a shortening of delicious, but OED is against this. Related: Lusciously; lusciousness.