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de·light·ful

 (dĭ-līt′fəl)
adj.
Greatly pleasing.

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

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

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delightful

adjective
Giving great pleasure or delight:
Informal: darling.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

delightful

[dɪˈlaɪtfʊl] adj
[person, child] → charmant(e), adorable
[evening, view, place] → merveilleux/euse
[meal] → délicieux/euse
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

delightful

adjreizend; weather, party, mealwunderbar
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

delightful

[dɪˈlaɪtfʊl] adj (person, place, meal) → delizioso/a; (manner, smile) → incantevole
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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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Still grander, to be sure, by the nature of the two forms, was the Elizabethan achievement in the drama, which we shall consider in the next chapter; but the lyrics have the advantage in sheer delightfulness and, of course, in rapid and direct appeal.
As the boy thus led her by the hand, in his quiet progress over the borders of eternity, Dorothy almost imagined that she could discern the near, though dim, delightfulness of the home he was about to reach; she would not have enticed the little wanderer back, though she bemoaned herself that she must leave him and return.
There must be a period of meditation, reflection and contemplating this vast universe and its innumerable characteristics." There are many benefits in such seclusion, some of which are: protection from the evil of the tongue, fortification of the heart from hypocrisy, discovery of the delightfulness of obedience [to Allah The Almighty], safeguarding the sight and attaining peace in the heart, asceticism and contentment and ability to worship through contemplation and meditation.
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For instance, communication becomes super fast and cheaper, friend circle expands, but you lose the delightfulness of a real deep conversation with friends.