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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Delectabil(l, -able, a. Also: dilictabill. [ME. delectable (c 1400), -abull, OF. delectable, L. dēlectābilis.] Affording delight; agreeable, pleasant. a1500 Henr. Fab. 16.
The nuttis schell … Haldis the kirnell, and is delectabill
c1500-c1512 Dunb. xlvi. 7.
This wes hir sentens sueit and delectable
1537 Lynd. Depl. Magd. 141.
Quhilk suld haue bene ane sycht most delectable
1549 Compl. 66/4.
I beheld neuyr ane mair dilectabil recreatione
1568 Pref. Lyndesay 3.
The plesand and delectabill versis
a1578 Pitsc. I. 130/18.
Thay could flatter him and that was maist delectabill to his consait
Ib. 359/27.
Sueit odouris … delictabill to the sence of men

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