delectation


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de·lec·ta·tion

 (dē′lĕk-tā′shən)
n.
1. Delight.
2. Enjoyment; pleasure.

[Middle English delectacioun, from Old French, from Latin dēlectātiō, dēlectātiōn-, from dēlectus, past participle of dēlectāre, to please; see delight.]

delectation

(ˌdiːlɛkˈteɪʃən)
n
pleasure; enjoyment
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.delectation - a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfactiondelectation - a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction; "his delight to see her was obvious to all"
pleasure, pleasance - a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience; "he was tingling with pleasure"
entrancement, ravishment - a feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment
amusement - a feeling of delight at being entertained
Schadenfreude - delight in another person's misfortune
2.delectation - act of receiving pleasure from something
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"

delectation

noun (Formal) enjoyment, delight, pleasure, entertainment, satisfaction, happiness, relish, amusement, diversion, refreshment, gratification She cooks pastries and cakes for the delectation of visitors.

delectation

noun
1. A feeling of extreme gratification aroused by something good or desired:
2. The condition of responding pleasurably to something:
Translations

delectation

[ˌdiːlekˈteɪʃən] Ndeleite m, delectación f (frm)

delectation

n for somebody’s delectationals besonderen Genuss für jdn

delectation

[ˌdiːlɛkˈteɪʃən] n (frm) → diletto
References in classic literature ?
The Prince smiled and helped himself to one of the very excellent cigarettes which had been provided for the delectation of his visitor.
Miss Slowboy, in the mean time, who had a mechanical power of reproducing scraps of current conversation for the delectation of the baby, with all the sense struck out of them, and all the nouns changed into the plural number, inquired aloud of that young creature, Was it Gruffs and Tackletons the toymakers then, and Would it call at Pastry-cooks for wedding-cakes, and Did its mothers know the boxes when its fathers brought them homes; and so on.
All that he was and was not, all that he had done and most of what he had not done, was spread out for the delectation of the public, accompanied by snapshots and photographs - the latter procured from the local photographer who had once taken Martin's picture and who promptly copyrighted it and put it on the market.
There was a moment's hesitancy, then Aunt Mildred placed her hand on the board, and said: "Some one has always to be the fool for the delectation of the rest.
As if delicate hands carried a casket towards me--a casket open for the delectation of modest adoring eyes: thus did the world present itself before me to-day:--
Helena he became very generous, disposing of a great quantity of ship stores, claret, preserved meats, and great casks packed with soda-water, brought out for his private delectation.
Meanwhile, Mr Venus, who had left the duelling frogs to fight it out in his absence by candlelight for the public delectation, put the shutters up.
Produce and gifts from all over the world are there for your delectation as vendors set out their stalls for you to peruse.
A friend and I often play this on Sunday nights - the best time to peruse a mass outbreak of Facebook bragging as all manner of exciting weekend activities will have been recorded, photographed and filtered for our digital delectation.
A great mass of people stood round the roasting ox, which had been frizzling all night before a huge fire and then was cut up for the delectation of the crowd.
Et le plaisir de l'amateur du cafe est de garder un bon bout de temps la derniere goutte qu'il avalera avec delectation.
So they entrust their cherubic offspring (Sebastian Hedges Thomas, Giselle Eisenberg) to grandma (Nancy Lenehan) and reignite dormant desires by performing every position in The Joy Of Sex on camera for their private delectation.