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Greatly pleasing.

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


giving great delight; very pleasing, beautiful, charming, etc
deˈlightfully adv
deˈlightfulness n


(dɪˈlaɪt fəl)

giving delight; highly pleasing: a delightful surprise.
de•light′ful•ly, adv.
de•light′ful•ness, n.


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"



Giving great pleasure or delight:
Informal: darling.
مُبْهِج، مُفْرِح، مُمْتِعمـُمْتِع
ánægjulegur, undaîslegur
매우 기쁜
vui vẻ


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


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


adjreizend; weather, party, mealwunderbar


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


(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.
(something which causes) great pleasure. Peacefulness is one of the delights of country life.
deˈlightful adjective
causing delight. a delightful person/party.
deˈlightfully adverb


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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It was a prodigious trip, but delightful, of course, through the Rockies and the Black Hills and the mighty sweep of the Great Plains to civilization and the Missouri border - where the railroading began and the delightfulness ended.
The burdock never grows alone, but where there grows one there always grow several: it is a great delight, and all this delightfulness is snails' food.
When they sat down on the grass with Captain curled at their feet, Soot solemnly listening on a tree and Nut and Shell nosing about close to them, it seemed to Mary that it would be scarcely bearable to leave such delightfulness, but when she began to tell her story somehow the look in Dickon's funny face gradually changed her mind.
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.
Old Chum had a dinky dome of rich chocolate and bramble delightfulness and some impressive salted caramel ice cream.
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.
Unlike the ephemeral pleasure of prettiness and delightfulness of Artisan Crafts and Decorative Arts that titillates the senses of popular culture thereby requiring art-work to be crafted as an accessible commodity to satisfy an insatiable desire for comforting sensations, quality Art-as in aesthetically heightened--stuns the senses, suspends a desire to consume it, causes one to surrender to the aura of its exalted capacity to reveal the power of God-spirit in the illumination of experience.
Takashi Harada, Counsellor for Economic and Development, Embassy of Japan in Pakistan, expressed his delightfulness at Japan's commitment to improve water and food security in the region, and reaffirmed Japan's continuous support to projects in Pakistan.
While Kant associates the beautiful with such character traits as delightfulness, sociability, friendliness, amiability, charitable feelings, he admits that these cannot be derived from such universal principles as free will.
Mohammed Beyari where he expressed his delightfulness about the graduation of his sons and daughters of the first batch.
Flow is positively linked with engagement as both experiences are classified as intrinsic inspiration delightfulness and a deep sense of dedication and attention [26].