delighted

[dih-lahy-tid]

Origin:
1595–1605; delight + -ed2

delightedly, adverb
delightedness, noun
quasi-delighted, adjective
quasi-delightedly, adverb
undelighted, adjective
undelightedly, adverb


1. captivated, enraptured, enchanted, ecstatic.
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delight

[dih-lahyt]
noun
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.
verb (used with object)
3.
to give great pleasure, satisfaction, or enjoyment to; please highly: The show delighted everyone.
verb (used without object)
4.
to have great pleasure; take pleasure (followed by in or an infinitive): She delights in going for long walks in the country.

Origin:
1175–1225; (v.) respelling, after light1, of earlier delite, Middle English deliten < Anglo-French deliter, Old French delitier < Latin delectāre (see delectable); (noun) respelling (as above) of Middle English delit < Anglo-French, Old French, derivative of v.

delighter, noun
delightingly, adverb
delightless, adjective
self-delight, noun
undelighting, adjective


1. transport, delectation. See pleasure. 3. charm, enrapture.


1. distress. 2. disappointment.
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delight (dɪˈlaɪt)
 
vb (foll by in)
1.  (tr) to please greatly
2.  to take great pleasure (in)
 
n
3.  extreme pleasure or satisfaction; joy
4.  something that causes this: music was always his delight
 
[C13: from Old French delit, from deleitier to please, from Latin dēlectāre, from dēlicere to allure, from de- + lacere to entice; see delicious; English spelling influenced by light]
 
de'lighter
 
n

delighted (dɪˈlaɪtɪd)
 
adj
1.  ( often foll by an infinitive ) extremely pleased (to do something): I'm delighted to hear it!
 
sentence substitute
2.  I should be delighted to!
 
de'lightedly
 
adv
 
de'lightedness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

delight
early 13c., delit, from O.Fr. delit, from delitier "please greatly, charm," from L. delectare "to allure, delight," freq. of delicere "entice" (see delicious). Spelled delite until 16c. when it changed under influence of light, flight, etc. Related: Delightful (1520s).
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Example sentences
If he was delighted he controlled his emotion admirably.
The rocking chair went to someone who asked for one and that was a group gift
  and she was delighted.
We were delighted to see several wearing radio collars.
Martians would be delighted with the new arrangement.
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