One of My Favourite Words- As You May Have Already Noticed


noun \di-ˈlīt, dē-\


Definition of DELIGHT

: a high degree of gratification : joy; also : extreme satisfaction
: something that gives great pleasure <her performance was a delight>
archaic : the power of affording pleasure

Examples of DELIGHT

  1. We watched the fireworks with delight.
  2. The kids screamed in delight as they chased one another around the park.
  3. To the delight of the children, there were enough cookies for everyone to have two.
  4. Some people seem to take great delight in hearing about the misfortunes of others.
  5. The trip was a delight.
  6. a garden full of tasty delights
  7. The magazine is a cook’s delight.
  8. The stories are a delight to read.

First Known Use of DELIGHT

13th century

Related to DELIGHT

Synonyms: delectation, feast, gas [slang], joy, kick, manna, pleasure, treat
Antonyms: bore, bummer, downer, drag




Definition of DELIGHT

intransitive verb
: to take great pleasure <delighted in playing the guitar>
: to give keen enjoyment <a book certain to delight>
transitive verb
: to give joy or satisfaction to
de·light·er noun

Examples of DELIGHT

  1. The toy delighted the children.
  2. The stories will delight readers of all ages.

Origin of DELIGHT

Middle English deliten, from Anglo-French deliter, from Latin delectare, frequentative of delicere to allure, from de- + lacereto allure

First Known Use: 13th century

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