delightful


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de·light·ful

 (dĭ-līt′fəl)
adj.
Greatly pleasing.

de·light′ful·ly adv.
de·light′ful·ness n.

delightful

(dɪˈlaɪtfʊl)
adj
giving great delight; very pleasing, beautiful, charming, etc
deˈlightfully adv
deˈlightfulness n

de•light•ful

(dɪˈlaɪt fəl)

adj.
giving delight; highly pleasing: a delightful surprise.
[1520–30]
de•light′ful•ly, adv.
de•light′ful•ness, n.

delighted

delightful
1. 'delighted'

If you are delighted, you are very pleased and excited about something.

He was delighted with his achievement.
He was delighted to meet them again.

You do not use words such as 'very' or 'extremely' in front of delighted. If you want to say that someone is extremely pleased and excited, you can say that they are absolutely delighted.

They were absolutely delighted with François from the start.

You do not use words such as 'fairly', 'quite', or 'almost' in front of delighted.

2. 'delightful'

Do not confuse delighted with delightful. If you say that someone or something is delightful, you mean that they are very pleasant and attractive.

Her children really are delightful.
...a delightful room.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.delightful - greatly pleasing or entertaining; "a delightful surprise"; "the comedy was delightful"; "a delicious joke"
pleasing - giving pleasure and satisfaction; "a pleasing piece of news"; "pleasing in manner and appearance"

delightful

delightful

adjective
Giving great pleasure or delight:
Informal: darling.
Translations
مُبْهِج، مُفْرِح، مُمْتِعمـُمْتِع
rozkošnýnádhernýpříjemný
herligtiltalendebehagelig
ihastuttava
divan
ánægjulegur, undaîslegur
楽しい
매우 기쁜
krasenočarljivzabaven
förtjusande
น่าปิติยินดี
vui vẻ

delightful

[dɪˈlaɪtfʊl] ADJ [person] → encantador; [outfit] → precioso; [food, breeze] → delicioso

delightful

[dɪˈlaɪtfʊl] adj
[person, child] → charmant(e), adorable
[evening, view, place] → merveilleux/euse
[meal] → délicieux/euse

delightful

adjreizend; weather, party, mealwunderbar

delightful

[dɪˈlaɪtfʊl] adj (person, place, meal) → delizioso/a; (manner, smile) → incantevole

delight

(diˈlait) verb
1. to please greatly. I was delighted by/at the news; They were delighted to accept the invitation.
2. to have or take great pleasure (from). He delights in teasing me.
noun
(something which causes) great pleasure. Peacefulness is one of the delights of country life.
deˈlightful adjective
causing delight. a delightful person/party.
deˈlightfully adverb

delightful

مـُمْتِع rozkošný herlig entzückend απολαυστικός encantador ihastuttava charmant divan delizioso 楽しい 매우 기쁜 verrukkelijk skjønn zachwycający encantador восхитительный förtjusande น่าปิติยินดี keyif verici vui vẻ 令人高兴的
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During the quadrille nothing of any significance was said: there was disjointed talk between them of the Korsunskys, husband and wife, whom he described very amusingly, as delightful children at forty, and of the future town theater; and only once the conversation touched her to the quick, when he asker her about Levin, whether he was here, and added that he liked him so much.
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Fanny felt that there must be a struggle in Edmund's cheerfulness, but it was delightful to see the effort so successfully made.