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Definition 1: something or someone that provides a source of happiness - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where delight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a joy to behold
  • the pleasure of his company
  • the new car is a delight

Synonyms for delight in the sense of this definition

(delight is a kind of ...) a stimulus with desirable consequences

Definition 2: a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where delight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his delight to see her was obvious to all

Synonyms for delight in the sense of this definition

(delight is a kind of ...) a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience

"he was tingling with pleasure"

(... is a kind of delight ) a feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment

(... is a kind of delight ) a feeling of delight at being entertained

(... is a kind of delight ) delight in another person's misfortune

Definition 3: take delight in - [verb of consumption]

Samples where delight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he delights in his granddaughter

Synonyms for delight in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of delight ) enjoy oneself greatly

"We had a ball at the party and didn't come home until 2 AM"

(... is a kind of delight ) delight greatly in

"wallow in your success!"

(... is a kind of delight ) enjoy oneself

"it's your birthday, so let's live it up!"

(delight implies ...) use up, consume fully

"The legislature expended its time on school questions"

Definition 4: give pleasure to or be pleasing to - [verb of emotion]

Samples where delight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These colors please the senses
  • a pleasing sensation

Synonyms for delight in the sense of this definition

(delight is a kind of ...) make happy or satisfied

(... is a kind of delight ) make attractive or lovable

"This behavior endeared her to me"

(... is a kind of delight ) hold spellbound

(delight causes ...) be fond of

"I like my nephews"

(delight causes ...) find enjoyable or agreeable

"I like jogging" "She likes to read Russian novels"

(delight has a similar meaning as ...) give satisfaction

"The waiters around her aim to please"

Definition 5: hold spellbound - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for delight in the sense of this definition

(delight is a kind of ...) give pleasure to or be pleasing to

"These colors please the senses" "a pleasing sensation"

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