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Definitions of delight

  1. To be greatly pleased or rejoiced. See Delicate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. A high degree of gratification of mind; a high- wrought state of pleasurable feeling; lively pleasure; extreme satisfaction; joy. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. That which gives great pleasure or delight. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Licentious pleasure; lust. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please highly; as, a beautiful landscape delights the eye; harmony delights the ear. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To gratify or please greatly; charm. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To please highly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To please greatly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To have or take great delight or pleasure; to be greatly pleased or rejoiced; - followed by an infinitive, or by in. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Be highly gratified or pleased: with in. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To have or take great pleasure: to be greatly pleased. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To have great pleasure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. To rejoice; followed by in or an infinitive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. To please highly; to give or afford high satisfaction; to have great pleasure in. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. An extreme degree of pleasure; high satisfaction; joy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. A high degree of pleasure: extreme satisfaction: that which gives great pleasure. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Great joy or pleasure. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Joyful satisfaction, or that which affords it. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A high degree of pleasure or satisfaction; that which gives great pleasure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for delight

  1. Siegmund watched it with wonder and delight – The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence
  2. But Ayala's great delight was in meeting her sister. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
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