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Synonyms for delight
dɪˈlaɪtde·light

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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. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Love is the light of life. Happiness is the delight of life.

  2. Guicciardini:

    From things which have been obtained after having been long desired men almost never derive the pleasure and delight which they had anticipated.

  3. Bible, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7:

    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

  4. John Masefield:

    Since the printing press came into being, poetry has ceased to be the delight of the whole community of man; it has become the amusement and delight of the few.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact, it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.


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    An antonym of "besotted"
    • A. affluent
    • B. stringent
    • C. flush
    • D. indifferent

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