a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction
"his delight to see her was obvious to all"
joy, delight, pleasure(verb)
something or someone that provides a source of happiness
"a joy to behold"; "the pleasure of his company"; "the new car is a delight"
give pleasure to or be pleasing to
"These colors please the senses"; "a pleasing sensation"
delight, enjoy, revel(verb)
take delight in
"he delights in his granddaughter"
enchant, enrapture, transport, enthrall, ravish, enthral, delight(verb)
ship, transfer, ravish, capture, beguile, dishonour, enthrall, violate, dishonor, captivate, enamour, witch, trance, channelize, jinx, enamor, enthral, channelise, becharm, enrapture, channel, carry, transport, revel, entrance, rape, fascinate, charm, glamour, outrage, enjoy, catch, assault, send, hex, enchant, please, bewitch, transmit
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To entertain, in the sense here considered, is to engage and pleasantly occupy the attention; to amuse is to occupy the attention in an especially bright and cheerful way, often with that which excites merriment or laughter; as, he entertained us with an amusing story. To divert is to turn from serious thoughts or laborious pursuits to something that lightly and agreeably occupies the mind; one may be entertained or amused who has nothing serious or laborious from which to be diverted. To recreate, literally to re-create, is to engage mind or body in some pleasing activity that restores strength and energy for serious work. To beguile is, as it were, to cheat into cheer and comfort by something that insensibly draws thought or feeling away from pain or disquiet. We beguile a weary hour, cheer the despondent, divert the preoccupied, enliven a dull evening or company, gratify our friends' wishes, entertain, interest, please a listening audience, occupy idle time, disport ourselves when merry, recreate when worn with toil; we amuse ourselves or others with whatever pleasantly passes the time without special exertion, each according to his taste.
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How to use delight in a sentence?
Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.
I hold a creed, which no one ever taught me, and which I seldon mention, but in which I delight, and to which I cling, for it extends hope to all; it makes eternity a rest - a mighty home - not a terror and an abyss. With this creed, I can so clearly distinguish between the criminal and his crime, I can so sincerly forgive the first while I abhor the last; with this creed, revenge never worries my heart, degredation never too deeply disgusts me, injustice bever crushes me too low; I live in calm, looking to the end.
It will take however long it will have to take [to improve] because it's a journey we've started on and the culture is getting there, it's a delight to work with the lads every single day because they're hard-working. I can't give you any time but we'll get there.
Unless men see a beauty and delight in the worship of God, they will not do it willingly.
What we don't need to know for achievement, we need to know for our pleasure. Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight.
Translations for delight
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- доставям удоволствие, удоволствие, насладаBulgarian
- delit, plaerCatalan, Valencian
- Entzückung, Freude, WohlgefallenGerman
- χαρά, ευφροσύνηGreek
- delectación, deleite, regocijar, placer, complacer, delicia, gozo, regocijoSpanish
- لذت بسیارPersian
- riemastuttaa, ilo, ilahduttaaFinnish
- enchanter, délice, se délecter de, plaisir, prendre plaisir à, ravir, joieFrench
- soganScottish Gaelic
- boldogság, örömHungarian
- deliziare, piacere, deliziaItalian
- 즐거움, 기쁨Korean
- behagen, bevallen, plezier, vreugdeDutch
- rozkosz, radować, cieszyć, przyjemność, radość, zachwycać, zachwytPolish
- encantar, deliciar, deleitePortuguese
- deliciu, juisare, desfătare, plăcereRomanian
- срећа, srećaSerbo-Croatian
- Hân hoanVietnamese
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