Delight meaning

dĭ-līt
To give great joy or pleasure to.
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To delight is defined as to cause someone to feel great happiness or to feel great happiness or joy.

An example of delight is a baby who says her first words and brings her parents great joy with those words.

An example of delight is a person who really enjoys painting.

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To take great pleasure or joy.

Delights in taking long walks.

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Something that gives great joy or pleasure.

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Delight is defined as a feeling of great happiness or it is something that causes happiness or joy.

An example of delight is what you feel when you've just won the lottery.

An example of delight is your favorite quaint little restaurant.

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Something that gives great pleasure or enjoyment.

The vacation was a delight for the whole family.

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To give great pleasure or joy.

An old movie that still delights.

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To please greatly.

A movie that will delight all audiences.

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To be highly pleased; rejoice.
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Great joy or pleasure.
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Something giving great joy or pleasure.
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The power of pleasing.
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Great pleasure; joy.

The proud parents' faces beamed with delight.

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To give great joy or pleasure.
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To give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please highly.

A beautiful landscape delights the eye.

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Origin of delight

  • Middle English delit from Old French a pleasure from delitier to please, charm from Latin dēlectāre dē- intensive pref. de– lactāre frequentative of lacere to entice

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • An unetymological spelling, in imitation of words like light, might, etc.; the analogical modern spelling would be delite; from Middle English deliten, from Old French deleiter, deliter, from Latin delectare (“to delight, please”), frequentative of delicere (“to allure”); see delicate.

    From Wiktionary