Notebook, 1993-


Delight / Con Deletto, Con Gioja

With pleasure, enjoyment, joy, charm, rapture, satisfaction, transport, delectation . . . .to please highly . . . . agreeable

R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 
Delight n. 1. a high degree of pleasure or enjoyment; joy; rapture. 2. something that gives great pleasure. -v.t. 3. to give great pleasure, satisfaction, or enjoyment to; please highly. -v.i. 4. to have great pleasure; take pleasure [fol. by in or an infinitive]: She delights in cooking fancy dishes. [erroneous 16th-century sp. after light; r. ME delit < OF < delit(ier) < L délectãre; see Delectable] -Syn. 1. transport, delectation. See pleasure. 3. charm, enrapture. -Ant. 1. distress. 2. disappointment.

Delighted adj. 1. highly pleased. . . .

Delightful adj. affording delight, highly pleasing: a delightful surprise. -Syn. pleasurable, enjoyable, enchanting, agreeable. -Ant. disagreeable.

[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]



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