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2. Enjoyment; pleasure.
[Middle English delectacioun, from Old French, from Latin dēlectātiō, dēlectātiōn-, from dēlectus, past participle of dēlectāre, to please; see delight.]
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|Noun||1.||delectation - 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"
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"
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noun (Formal) enjoyment, delight, pleasure, entertainment, satisfaction, happiness, relish, amusement, diversion, refreshment, gratification She cooks pastries and cakes for the delectation of visitors.
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1. A feeling of extreme gratification aroused by something good or desired:
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delectation[ˌdiːlɛkˈteɪʃən] n (frm) → diletto
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