Definition of scrumptious in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskrʌm(p)ʃəs/


1(Of food) extremely appetizing or delicious: a scrumptious chocolate tart
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  • Instead of celebrating this joyous time of the year with scrumptious food, sweets and gifts, they remain in their shacks, treating it like just another day.
  • It consisted of an excellent party with the most scrumptious food, fruit and minerals, tea and all sorts of goodies served.
  • You can never go wrong by serving chocolate chip cookies - they work as well in a scrumptious dessert with ice cream as a school lunchbox.
delicious, gorgeous, tasty, good, mouth-watering, appetizing, inviting, palatable, delectable, delightful, succulent, rich, sweet, choice, dainty, savoury, flavoursome, flavourful, piquant, luscious, toothsome
informal delish, scrummy, yummy, yum-yum
British informal moreish
North American informal finger-licking, nummy
literary ambrosial
rare ambrosian, nectareous, nectarean
1.1(Of a person) very attractive: he is simply the most scrumptious thing on two legs
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  • And, of course, there is Carol Vorderman who doesn't look bad from any angle, but lying on a sofa in a tight Donna Karan outfit and spiked boots she is positively scrumptious.
  • You gotta give it to Will Smith - he knows how to make a summer blockbuster… and he's just scrumptious in that nude shower scene.
  • In downtown black, by turns diffident, mischievous, impulsive, even arrogant, she's scrumptious, and the sheep aren't.



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  • I had the same thought with the little tidbit of scrumptiously seasoned pigeon breast.
  • The craic was mighty and the eats plentiful, varied and delicious, scrumptiously washed down by copious draughts to suit all tastes.
  • I think scrumptiously yummy chef Nigella Lawson is a far better role model to the young than our Nic, God love her.


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  • That's Our Miu, standing up for socialite scrumptiousness against the dark forces of Plum.
  • They climb down from the factory into the city into your neighborhood and just like that into your grocer's frozen food section where they are waiting patiently for you to taste their synthetic scrumptiousness.
  • My hugging technique is a highly evolved brain-mash of scrumptiousness.


Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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