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Words used to describe meals

al desko

adjective, adverb

food that is eaten al desko is eaten while sitting at a desk working

alfresco

adjective

an alfresco meal is eaten outside, in the open air

celebratory

adjective

a celebratory meal, drink etc is one that you have in order to celebrate a special event

frugal

adjective

a frugal meal is simple, cheap, and not very big

hearty

adjective

a hearty meal is large

heavy

adjective

a heavy meal is a little too large and you seem to feel it in your stomach for a long time after you have eaten it

light

adjective

a light meal is small and easy to eat

satisfying

adjective

a satisfying meal is one that makes you feel that you have eaten well and have eaten enough

set

adjective

a set meal in a restaurant or hotel offers a limited choice of different foods for a fixed price

sit-down

adjective

a sit-down dinner, meal etc is served to people who are sitting down

slap-up

adjective

a slap-up meal is large and very good

substantial

adjective

making you feel full and satisfied

untouched

adjective

a meal that is untouched has not been eaten

on the side

a food served on the side is an additional food served with the main meal

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