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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction
"his delight to see her was obvious to all"
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"
give pleasure to or be pleasing to
"These colors please the senses"; "a pleasing sensation"
delight, enjoy, revelverb
take delight in
"he delights in his granddaughter"
enchant, enrapture, transport, enthrall, ravish, enthral, delightverb
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
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Words popularity by usage frequency
How to use delight in a sentence?
She was a phantom of delight When first she gleam'd upon my sight A lovely apparition, sent To be a moment's ornament.
I delight in men over seventy. They always offer one the devotion of a lifetime.
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.
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.
That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit.
Translations for delight
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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
Get even more translations for delight »
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)