delight


delight
delighter, n.delightingly, adv.delightless, adj.
/di luyt"/, n.
1. a high degree of pleasure or enjoyment; joy; rapture: She takes great delight in her job.
2. something that gives great pleasure: The dance was a delight to see.
v.t.
3. to give great pleasure, satisfaction, or enjoyment to; please highly: The show delighted everyone.
v.i.
4. to have great pleasure; take pleasure (fol. by in or an infinitive): She delights in going for long walks in the country.
[1175-1225; (v.) resp., after LIGHT1, of earlier delite, ME deliten < AF deliter, OF delitier < L delectare (see DELECTABLE); (n.) resp. (as above) of ME delit < AF, OF, deriv. of v.]
Syn. 1. transport, delectation. See pleasure. 3. charm, enrapture.
Ant. 1. distress. 2. disappointment.

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