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 ?
--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:--
The Prince smiled and helped himself to one of the very excellent cigarettes which had been provided for the delectation of his visitor.
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.
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. There were no ladies on board; the Major gave the pas of precedency to the civilian, so that he was the first dignitary at table, and treated by Captain Bragg and the officers of the Ramchunder with the respect which his rank warranted.
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.
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."
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.
But as an artist, Rishab transports his viewers into the realm of aesthetics, which revels in the delectation of the purest beauty: radiant and vivid colors that ravish the eye, the fertility of forms mutating into other compelling shapes, and the complexity of a pluralist composition.
'Tis the season to admire the perfectly sculpted figures of young guns in love - or lust - as they sizzle in the sun for our delectation. Love Island, lest we forget, was created by ITV2 as a filler programme to get it through the long summer schedule.
Summary: Gurugram (Haryana)[ India] Feb 14 (ANI):Ee The most romantic time of the year is almost here, bringing along the freshness and delectation of spring.
Fellow authors (Jean Echenoz, Maylis de Kerangal, Patrick Deville) pay homage; scholars (Patrick Boucheron, Dominique Viart) furnish new insights; even Michon's English-language translator, Elizabeth Deshayes, chimes in with a discussion of the challenges that made Michon's Small Lives so difficult for her and Jody Gladding to bring into English, and sumptuous excerpts of Michon's own notebooks are set forth for any reader's delectation.
John Stevenson's computeranimated sequel to the 2011 family comedy Gnomeo & Juliet opens promisingly with three pointy-hatted garden gnomes congregating around a beautifully bound storybook, deliberating which pint-sized yarn to spin for our delectation.