What are some alternative words for delight?

Synonyms for delight
dɪˈlaɪt

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term delight.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. delight, delectation(noun)

    a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction

    "his delight to see her was obvious to all"

    Synonyms:
    joy, enjoyment, delectation, pleasure

  2. 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"

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

  3. please, delight(verb)

    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, revel(verb)

    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, delight(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. delight(n.)

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

  2. delight(v. a.)

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

  3. delight(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    take delight, have great pleasure

How to pronounce delight?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say delight in sign language?

  1. delight

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#145please
#233send
#370love
#653interest
#1193channel
#1337transfer
#1348ship
#1605rape
#1650enjoy
#1747transport
#2412carry
#3635catch
#3729satisfaction
#4006capture
#4192pleasure
#4281joy
#5207entrance
#5938charm
#6171assault
#7322happiness
#7715trance
#8284witch
#9338delight
#9616transmit
#11232hex
#11912enjoyment
#12130bliss
#12252cheer
#12746violate
#13384glamour
#14008entertain
#15899occupy
#18873ecstasy
#19111delights
#20114outrage
#25552rapture
#26034divert
#26041recreate
#26322racket
#27854relish
#35408gratification
#37190amuse
#37565revel
#38901jinx
#39234savor
#43646rejoicing
#51270bask
#53037enchant
#53095captivate
#56661savour
#59800dishonor
#61631gladness
#75952enliven
#79233fascinate
#87051gratify
#92722dishonour
#133273wassail
#143416pleasance
#145095beguile
#151654ravish
#162161enthrall
#231713delectation
#239588bewitch
#271085joyfulness
#320546joyousness
#331149enthral

How to use delight in a sentence?

  1. Nora Roberts:

    Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.

  2. Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre, page 62:

    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.

  3. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer:

    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.

  4. John Owen:

    Unless men see a beauty and delight in the worship of God, they will not do it willingly.

  5. William Safire:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of delight

  1. delight
    delight
    delight
    delight
    delight

Translations for delight

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for delight »

Translation

Find a translation for the delight synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these delight synonyms with the community:

0 Comments


    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "delight." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 10 Apr. 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/delight>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for delight?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    Which of the following words is not a synonym of the others?
    • A. iffy
    • B. certain
    • C. chancy
    • D. dicey

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for delight:

    Synonyms.com

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.