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Synonyms for delight
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. delight

    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.

    Synonyms:
    amuse, beguile, cheer, disport, divert, enliven, entertain, gratify, interest, occupy, please, recreate

    Antonyms:
    annoy, bore, busy, disquiet, distract, disturb, tire, weary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. delight, delectationnoun

    a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction

    "his delight to see her was obvious to all"

    Synonyms:
    joy, enjoyment, delectation, pleasure

  2. joy, delight, pleasureverb

    something or someone that provides a source of happiness

    "a joy to behold"; "the pleasure of his company"; "the new car is a delight"

    Synonyms:
    joyousness, joy, pleasance, delectation, pleasure, joyfulness

  3. please, delightverb

    give pleasure to or be pleasing to

    "These colors please the senses"; "a pleasing sensation"

    Synonyms:
    enthral, revel, enjoy, ravish, enrapture, enchant, enthrall, transport, please

  4. delight, enjoy, revelverb

    take delight in

    "he delights in his granddaughter"

    Synonyms:
    ravish, enjoy, savour, please, relish, transport, enthrall, make merry, enchant, bask, jollify, savor, whoop it up, racket, love, make whoopie, wassail, make happy, enrapture, revel, enthral

  5. enchant, enrapture, transport, enthrall, ravish, enthral, delightverb

    hold spellbound

    Synonyms:
    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. delightnoun

    Synonyms:
    joy, gladness, delectation, rapture, transport, ravishment, ecstasy, great pleasure

  2. delightverb

    Synonyms:
    enrapture, transport, enchant, charm, bless, please highly, gratify much

  3. delightverb

    Synonyms:
    take delight, have great pleasure

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How to use delight in a sentence?

  1. William Wordsworth:

    She was a phantom of delight When first she gleam'd upon my sight A lovely apparition, sent To be a moment's ornament.

  2. Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde:

    I delight in men over seventy. They always offer one the devotion of a lifetime.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Beautiful Kazakh woman A storm of compliments of pure delight and admiration descends upon you. Endless love emotions of admiration. A tornado of exciting love passion. You are my silent delight. In me Endless abundance of love feelings, stars of compliments pouring endless love poems. You are a blessing from heaven, a gift from the gods. My Divine Passion. Furious, incredibly endless lust crawling to the bone. There is a romantic over-eroticism in your appearance.

  4. Bhartrihari:

    The attribute most noble of the hand Is readiness in giving; of the head, Bending before a teacher; of the mouth, Veracious speaking; of a victor?s arms, Undaunted valour; of the inner heart, Pureness the most unsullied; of the ears, Delight in hearing and receiving truth?These are adornments of high-minded men, Better than all the majesty of Empire.

  5. A. Bronson Alcott:

    That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.

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