Definition of Delight

1. Noun. A feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction. "His delight to see her was obvious to all"

Exact synonyms: Delectation
Generic synonyms: Pleasance, Pleasure
Specialized synonyms: Entrancement, Ravishment, Amusement, Schadenfreude



2. Verb. Give pleasure to or be pleasing to. "The performance is likely to delight Sue"; "A pleasing sensation"
Exact synonyms: Please
Causes: Like, Like
Specialized synonyms: Endear, Enchant, Enrapture, Enthral, Enthrall, Ravish, Transport
Related verbs: Please
Generic synonyms: Gratify, Satisfy
Antonyms: Displease
Derivative terms: Pleasant, Pleaser, Pleasing, Pleasure, Pleasure, Pleasure

3. Noun. Something or someone that provides a source of happiness. "The new car is a delight"
Exact synonyms: Joy, Pleasure
Generic synonyms: Positive Stimulus
Derivative terms: Joy, Please

4. Verb. Take delight in. "They will delight the duet"; "He delights in his granddaughter"
Exact synonyms: Enjoy, Revel
Entails: Expend, Use
Specialized synonyms: Have A Ball, Have A Good Time, Wallow, Live It Up
Derivative terms: Enjoyer, Enjoyment, Enjoyment

5. Verb. Hold spellbound. "The performance is likely to delight Sue"
Exact synonyms: Enchant, Enrapture, Enthral, Enthrall, Ravish, Transport
Generic synonyms: Please
Antonyms: Disenchant
Derivative terms: Enchantment, Enchantment, Enthrallment, Ravishment, Transport

Definition of Delight

1. n. A high degree of gratification of mind; a high- wrought state of pleasurable feeling; lively pleasure; extreme satisfaction; joy.

2. v. t. To give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please highly; as, a beautiful landscape delights the eye; harmony delights the ear.

3. v. i. To have or take great delight or pleasure; to be greatly pleased or rejoiced; -- followed by an infinitive, or by in.

Definition of Delight

1. Noun. joy; pleasure ¹

2. Verb. To give pleasure to. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Delight

1. to give great pleasure to [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Delight

deliciate
deliciated
deliciates
deliciating
delicious
deliciously
deliciousness
deliciousnesses
delict
delicts
delictual
deliensite
deligate
deligation
deligations
delight (current term)
delight in
delightable
delighted
delightedly
delightedness
delightednesses
delighter
delighters
delightest
delighteth
delightful
delightfull
delightfuller
delightfully

Literary usage of Delight

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1. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1847)
"Custom of Diet, delight, Appetite, Necessity, how they cause or hinder. No rule is so general, which admits not some exception ; to this ..."

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