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  1. delight in

    In the old sense of wonder, admire is practically obsolete; the word now expresses a delight and approval, in which the element of wonder unconsciously mingles. We admire beauty in nature and art, delight in the innocent happiness of children, enjoy books or society, a walk or a dinner. We approve what is excellent, applaud heroic deeds, esteem the good, love our friends. We honor and respect noble character wherever found; we revere and venerate it in the aged. We extol the goodness and adore the majesty and power of God.

    Synonyms:
    admire, adore, applaud, approve, enjoy, esteem, esteem, extol, honor, love, respect, revere, venerate, wonder

    Antonyms:
    abhor, abominate, contemn, despise, detest, dislike, execrate, hate, ridicule, scorn

    Preposition:
    Admire at may still very rarely be found in the old sense of wonder at.

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#370love
#1650enjoy
#1701respect
#3339wonder
#4193honor
#6468approve
#12073esteem
#16605admire
#23934adore
#24843revere
#27690applaud
#79099extol
#143836venerate

How to use delight in in a sentence?

  1. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health everything unconditional belongs in pathology.

  2. Publilius Syrus:

    Never find your delight in another's misfortune.

  3. Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?

  4. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

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

  5. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi:

    Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.


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