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Synonyms for delight
dɪˈlaɪt

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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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. delight

    Synonyms:
    enjoyment, pleasure, happiness, transport, ecstasy, joy, gratification, gladness, rapture, bliss

    Antonyms:
    pain, suffering, sorrow, trouble, misery, displeasure, dissatisfaction, disappointment, discomfort, dejection, depression, distress, melancholy, discontent

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    joy, pleasure, satisfaction, rejoicing, happiness, rapture, delights, relish

How to pronounce delight?

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How to use delight in a sentence?

  1. Samuel Pepys:

    Strange, to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition, every man and wife gazing and smiling at them.

  2. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    The soul has this proof of its divinity that divine things delight in it.

  3. J. B. Priestley:

    As we read the school reports on our children, we realize a sense of relief that can rise to delight that-thank Heaven-nobody is reporting in this fashion on us.

  4. Erik Pevernagie:

    Rather than constantly grumbling about "owning", "not owning" or "not possessing enough", why not delight in the healing enchantment of the little moments of every day. ( "Keeping up with the Joneses" )

  5. Thomas Hardy:

    Let me enjoy the earth no less because the all-enacting light that fashioned forth its loveliness had other aims than my delight.


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