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de·light

 (dĭ-līt′)
n.
1. Great pleasure; joy: The proud parents' faces beamed with delight.
2. Something that gives great pleasure or enjoyment: The vacation was a delight for the whole family.
v. de·light·ed, de·light·ing, de·lights
v.intr.
1. To take great pleasure or joy: delights in taking long walks.
2. To give great pleasure or joy: an old movie that still delights.
v.tr.
To please greatly: a movie that will delight all audiences. See Synonyms at please.

[Middle English delit, from Old French, a pleasure, from delitier, to please, charm, from Latin dēlectāre : dē-, intensive pref.; see de- + lactāre, frequentative of lacere, to entice.]
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delight

(dɪˈlaɪt)
vb
1. (tr) to please greatly
2. (foll by: in) to take great pleasure (in)
n
3. extreme pleasure or satisfaction; joy
4. something that causes this: music was always his delight.
[C13: from Old French delit, from deleitier to please, from Latin dēlectāre, from dēlicere to allure, from de- + lacere to entice; see delicious; English spelling influenced by light]
deˈlighter n
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de•light

(dɪˈlaɪt)

n.
1. a high degree of pleasure or enjoyment; joy; rapture.
2. something that gives great pleasure.
v.t.
3. to give delight to.
v.i.
4. to have or take great pleasure: She delights in walking.
[1175–1225; < Old French deliter, < Latin delectāre (see delectable)]
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delight


Past participle: delighted
Gerund: delighting

Imperative
delight
delight
Present
I delight
you delight
he/she/it delights
we delight
you delight
they delight
Preterite
I delighted
you delighted
he/she/it delighted
we delighted
you delighted
they delighted
Present Continuous
I am delighting
you are delighting
he/she/it is delighting
we are delighting
you are delighting
they are delighting
Present Perfect
I have delighted
you have delighted
he/she/it has delighted
we have delighted
you have delighted
they have delighted
Past Continuous
I was delighting
you were delighting
he/she/it was delighting
we were delighting
you were delighting
they were delighting
Past Perfect
I had delighted
you had delighted
he/she/it had delighted
we had delighted
you had delighted
they had delighted
Future
I will delight
you will delight
he/she/it will delight
we will delight
you will delight
they will delight
Future Perfect
I will have delighted
you will have delighted
he/she/it will have delighted
we will have delighted
you will have delighted
they will have delighted
Future Continuous
I will be delighting
you will be delighting
he/she/it will be delighting
we will be delighting
you will be delighting
they will be delighting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been delighting
you have been delighting
he/she/it has been delighting
we have been delighting
you have been delighting
they have been delighting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been delighting
you will have been delighting
he/she/it will have been delighting
we will have been delighting
you will have been delighting
they will have been delighting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been delighting
you had been delighting
he/she/it had been delighting
we had been delighting
you had been delighting
they had been delighting
Conditional
I would delight
you would delight
he/she/it would delight
we would delight
you would delight
they would delight
Past Conditional
I would have delighted
you would have delighted
he/she/it would have delighted
we would have delighted
you would have delighted
they would have delighted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.delight - a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfactiondelight - 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.delight - something or someone that provides a source of happiness; "a joy to behold"; "the pleasure of his company"; "the new car is a delight"
positive stimulus - a stimulus with desirable consequences
Verb1.delight - give pleasure to or be pleasing to; "These colors please the senses"; "a pleasing sensation"
endear - make attractive or lovable; "This behavior endeared her to me"
please - give satisfaction; "The waiters around her aim to please"
gratify, satisfy - make happy or satisfied
2.delight - take delight in; "he delights in his granddaughter"
have a ball, have a good time - enjoy oneself greatly; "We had a ball at the party and didn't come home until 2 AM"
wallow - delight greatly in; "wallow in your success!"
live it up - enjoy oneself; "it's your birthday, so let's live it up!"
3.delight - hold spellbounddelight - hold spellbound      
delight, please - give pleasure to or be pleasing to; "These colors please the senses"; "a pleasing sensation"
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delight

verb
1. please, satisfy, content, thrill, charm, cheer, amuse, divert, enchant, rejoice, gratify, ravish, gladden, give pleasure to, tickle pink (informal) The report has delighted environmentalists.
please displease, upset, disgust, offend, gall, vex, irk, dissatisfy
delight in or take (a) delight in something or someone like, love, enjoy, appreciate, relish, indulge in, savour, revel in, take pleasure in, glory in, luxuriate in He delighted in sharing his news.
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delight

noun
A feeling of extreme gratification aroused by something good or desired:
verb
1. To feel or take joy or pleasure:
2. To like or enjoy enthusiastically, often excessively.Also used with in:
adore, dote on (or upon), love.
Slang: eat up, groove on.
3. To give great or keen pleasure to:
Archaic: joy.
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Translations
بَهْجَةبَهْجَه، سُرور، مُتْعَه، إنْشِراحفرجةيُبْهِج، يُفْرِحيَسْتَمْتِع
mít potěšení zpotěšenípotěšitradostslast
fornøjelsefryde sig overglædeglæde sig over
ilo
razdraganost
gyönyörûség
gleîjasthafa unun afyndi, gleîigjafi
大喜び
기쁨
džiugintiturėti malonumąžavingaižavingas
baudabaudītiepriecinātpriecātiesprieks
naslajati serazveselitislastužitekveselje
glädje
ความยินดี
hazkeyifkeyif almakmemnun etmekneşe
sự vui sướng

delight

[dɪˈlaɪt]
A. N
1. (= feeling of joy) → deleite m, placer m; (= jubilation) → regocijo m
much to her delight, they lostperdieron, con gran regocijo de su parte
to take delight in sthdisfrutar con algo, deleitarse con algo
to take delight in doing sthdisfrutar haciendo algo, deleitarse en hacer algo
2. (= pleasurable thing) → encanto m
one of the delights of Majorcauno de los encantos de Mallorca
the book is sheer delightel libro es una verdadera delicia or maravilla
she is a delight to teach (said of schoolgirl) → es un placer ser su maestra
a delight to the eyeun placer para la vista
B. VT [+ person] → encantar, deleitar
C. VI to delight in sthdisfrutar con algo, deleitarse con algo
to delight in doing sthdisfrutar haciendo algo, deleitarse en hacer algo
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delight

[dɪˈlaɪt]
n
(= pleasure) → (grande) joie f
with delight → avec joie
to my delight → à ma plus grande joie
to her delight → à sa plus grande joie
a delight to the eyes → un régal pour les yeux, un plaisir pour les yeux
to take delight in sth, to take a delight in sth → prendre (grand) plaisir à qch
to take delight in doing sth → prendre (grand) plaisir à faire qch
to be the delight of → faire les délices de, faire la joie de
(= lovely thing, lovely person) to be a delight (= lovely) → être un délice
a delight to ...
She was a delight to interview → C'était un plaisir de l'interviewer.
vt (= fill with pleasure) [+ person] → enchanter
to delight in sth → prendre plaisir à qch
to delight in doing sth → prendre plaisir à faire qch
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delight

nFreude f; to my delightzu meiner Freude; he takes great delight in doing thates bereitet ihm große Freude, das zu tun; to give somebody great delightjdn hoch erfreuen; he’s a delight to watch, it’s a delight to watch himes ist eine Freude, ihm zuzusehen
vt person, ear, eye etcerfreuen ? delighted
visich erfreuen (→ in an +dat); she delights in doing thates bereitet ihr große Freude, das zu tun
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delight

[dɪˈlaɪt]
1. n (feeling of joy) → piacere m, gioia; (pleasurable thing) → delizia, (gran) piacere m
the delights of good food → i piaceri della buona tavola
to my delight → con mia grande gioia
it is a delight to the eye → è un piacere guardarlo
to take delight in sth/in doing sth → dilettarsi di qc/nel fare qc
to be the delight of → essere la gioia di
2. vtriempire di gioia
delight in vi + prep to delight in sth/in doing sthdilettarsi di qc/nel fare qc
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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
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delight

بَهْجَة slast fornøjelse Vergnügen απόλαυση deleite ilo délice razdraganost gioia 大喜び 기쁨 genot fornøyelse rozkosz prazer наслаждение glädje ความยินดี haz sự vui sướng 高兴
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delight

n. deleite; delicia;
v. agradar, deleitar.
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References in classic literature ?
Then God spake unto the fish; and from the shuddering cold and blackness of the sea, the whale came breeching up towards the warm and pleasant sun, and all the delights of air and earth; and"vomited out Jonah upon the dry land;" when the word of the Lord came a second time; and Jonah, bruised and beaten --his ears, like two sea-shells, still multitudinously murmuring of the ocean --Jonah did the Almighty's bidding.
It was that they found keener delights and deeper satisfactions in little things.
But Leto alone stays by the side of Zeus who delights in thunder; and then she unstrings his bow, and closes his quiver, and takes his archery from his strong shoulders in her hands and hangs them on a golden peg against a pillar of his father's house.
We felt that they were not the tyrants to rule our lot according to their caprice, but the agents and creators of all the many delights which we enjoyed.
Life is a well of delight; but where the rabble also drink, there all fountains are poisoned.
Almost every devout admirer of the old bards, if demanded his opinion of their productions, would mention vaguely, yet with perfect sincerity, a sense of dreamy, wild, indefinite, and he would perhaps say, indefinable delight; on being required to point out the source of this so shadowy pleasure, he would be apt to speak of the quaint in phraseology and in general handling.
They're wrong, all wrong, of course, and contrary to reason; but in the face of them my reason tells me, wrong and most wrong, that to dream and live illusions gives greater delight. And after all, delight is the wage for living.
The intense Pequod sailed on; the rolling waves and days went by; the life-buoy-coffin still lightly swung; and another ship, most miserably misnamed the Delight, was descried.
So prodigiously good was the eating and drinking on board these sluggish but most comfortable vessels, that there are legends extant of an English traveller, who, coming to Belgium for a week, and travelling in one of these boats, was so delighted with the fare there that he went backwards and forwards from Ghent to Bruges perpetually until the railroads were invented, when he drowned himself on the last trip of the passage-boat.
As me and my companions were scrambling up a hill, The path was lost in rolling stones, but we went forward still; For we can wriggle and climb, my lads, and turn up everywhere, Oh, it's our delight on a mountain height, with a leg or two to spare!
Some years later, the second mate, the recipient of that almost involuntary mutter, could have told his captain that a man brought up in big ships may yet take a peculiar delight in what we should both then have called a small craft.
Adam was delighted and replied cordially; he had often heard his father speak of the older branch of the family with whom his people had long lost touch.