delight

delight
[[t]dɪla͟ɪt[/t]]
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delights, delighting, delighted
1) N-UNCOUNT Delight is a feeling of very great pleasure.

Throughout the house, the views are a constant source of surprise and delight...

Andrew roared with delight when he heard Rachel's nickname for the baby...

To my great delight, it worked perfectly.

2) PHRASE: V inflects, usu PHR in -ing/n If someone takes delight or takes a delight in something, they get a lot of pleasure from it.

Haig took obvious delight in proving his critics wrong...

I enjoy seeing your parents take such a delight in the boys.

3) N-COUNT: oft N of n/-ing, N to-inf (approval) You can refer to someone or something that gives you great pleasure or enjoyment as a delight.

Isn't she a delight?...

The aircraft was a delight to fly...

Sampling the local cuisine is one of the delights of a holiday abroad.

Syn:
4) VERB If something delights you, it gives you a lot of pleasure.

[V n] She has created a style of music that has delighted audiences all over the world...

[V n] The report has delighted environmentalists.

Ant:
5) VERB If you delight in something, you get a lot of pleasure from it.

[V in n/-ing] Generations of adults and children have delighted in the story...

[V in n/-ing] He delighted in sharing his love of birds with children.


English dictionary. 2008.

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