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delight

de·light

delight

 
 
pronunciation:
d laIt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: great pleasure or joy.
I take great delight in teasing my little brother.
synonyms:
enjoyment, pleasure
antonyms:
disappointment, disgust, wrath
similar words:
amusement, bliss, ecstasy, happiness, joy, rapture, satisfaction
definition 2: a source of great pleasure or joy.
That child is such a delight!
synonyms:
joy, pleasure
antonyms:
disappointment, horror
similar words:
charm, enjoyment
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: delighted, delighting, delights
definition 1: to give great pleasure or joy.
He delighted us with his wild stories.
synonyms:
charm, enchant, entrance, gratify, please
antonyms:
disgust, dismay, displease
similar words:
amuse, cheer, tickle
definition 2: to take or find pleasure (usually followed by "in").
He delights in a good book.
synonyms:
rejoice
similar words:
indulge, thrill
derivation: delighted (adj.)
Word Builder: delight +
  • delighted:
    happy.
  • delightful:
    causing delight.
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