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[dih-lahy-tid] /dɪˈlaɪ tɪd/
highly pleased.
Obsolete. delightful.
Origin of delighted
1595-1605; delight + -ed2
Related forms
delightedly, adverb
delightedness, noun
quasi-delighted, adjective
quasi-delightedly, adverb
undelighted, adjective
undelightedly, adverb
1. captivated, enraptured, enchanted, ecstatic. Unabridged
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  • This is a cutting from the local paper—one of many that from time to time I once delightedly pasted in the pages of the Journal.

    The Journal of a Disappointed Man Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
  • delightedly, the others acknowledged his victory, and renewed their efforts.

    Eight Keys to Eden Mark Irvin Clifton
  • There was something exquisitely whimsical in Her Ladyship's old black eyes, his met them delightedly.

  • All watched her delightedly, each man showing it according to his nature.

    The Huntress Hulbert Footner
  • Madame, left alone, delightedly thought that she had made a great impression on the king.

    Ten Years Later Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • Helene welcomed Natasha delightedly and was loud in admiration of her beauty and her dress.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Angela accepted it delightedly, with but a superficial glance at the bag itself.

    The Port of Adventure Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  • He laughed, delightedly, then brushed her aside with a sweep of his arm.

    The Fighting Edge William MacLeod Raine
  • "And old Lambert," said one of the other girls, delightedly.

    Malbone Thomas Wentworth Higginson
British Dictionary definitions for delightedly


(often foll by an infinitive) extremely pleased (to do something): I'm delighted to hear it!
sentence substitute
I should be delighted to!
Derived Forms
delightedly, adverb
delightedness, noun
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