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    Default flavoursome or flavour some

    Hi, teachers, I saw the word, flavoursome, in the following sentence, "If you contrast the taste of these two dishes, you will find one is more flavoursome than the other."
    Here, I can not understand the usage of the lighted word , because I can not find the word in my dictionary, I just can find 'flavour' in it. 'Flavour' is a noun and not an adjective, but in this sentence it is apparently used as an ajective, so I think it might be 'flavour some'.
    Am I right? If I am right, how to understand "flavour some" in this sentence?
    Thanks and regards!

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    Default Re: flavoursome or flavour some

    "flavoursome" is correct and is an adjective. It is not a commomly used word, but it is in my dictionary. (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary..flavorsome)

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    Default Re: flavoursome or flavour some

    Flavoursome (flavorsome AmE) means 'filled with flavour' or another word for 'tasty'. There is also flavourful.
    There are other words with the suffix 'some' eg. troublesome, cumbersome, tiresome, burdensome.

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