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Definition of Delight

  • A high degree of gratification of mind; a high- wrought state of pleasurable feeling; lively pleasure; extreme satisfaction; joy.
  • That which gives great pleasure or delight.
  • To give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please highly; as, a beautiful landscape delights the eye; harmony delights the ear.
  • To have or take great delight or pleasure; to be greatly pleased or rejoiced; -- followed by an infinitive, or by in.
  • something or someone that provides a source of happiness
  • a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction
  • take delight in
  • give pleasure to or be pleasing to
  • hold spellbound

How to use delight in a sentence. Delight pronunciation.

Mahommed rocked backwards and forwards in his delight.
Can Persons who are sensible of, and do heartily lament their want of the Love and Fear of God, their too great a Love of the World, the frequent Distractions of their Mind in Prayer, and the Unruliness of their Lusts and Passions, delight to frequent a Place where they are surrounded with Temptations to the Love of the World; where what can excite to unlawful Desires and Actions is promoted; and the Arts of an easie Defilement are studied?
To stretch out and go to sleep, even on stony and frozen ground, after pushing a wagon and two horses fifty miles, is a delight so supreme that for the moment it almost seems cheap at the price.
I hid behind a boulder and polished it and scrutinized it with a nervous eagerness and a delight that was more pronounced than absolute certainty itself could have afforded.
And therefore cannot but rejoyce that you are thus deliver'd from that Old Witch that kept you from enjoying of your Pleasures with that delight and freedom as you may do now.
For some take as much delight in seeing as in doing: My House goes under the Notion of being Let out in Lodgings, and every Gentlewoman than is enter'd, has her Picture drawn, which hangs up in the Dining Room; where when Gentlemen come, they chuse which Person they please by the Picture; and for a Guinea paid to me, they are admitted to her, with whom they make what Bargain they can agree upon.
And tax it with a Treachery; If things made sweet to attempt our Appetite, Should with a guilt Stain the Delight.
I think Madam, I have said enough to justify both Sexes, in the gratifying of their Amorous Desires, tho' they be married; for 'tis not strange at all to hear that Men and Women have been married, and yet have been uncapable of answering the Ends of Marriage, or satisfying the Delights of _Venus_.
This was a very sensible Trouble to me; for having been used to those Delights which my Youth and high-feeding requir'd for about three Quarters of a Year, it became very irksome to me to be abridged of 'em.
I shall learn nothing from the senator's slaves, that I very well know; for you have turned all their heads too-they grin with delight when they see you.
The senator's son loved her-of that she was sure, for no one else had ever looked into her eyes with such deep delight, or such tender affection; and he was no inexperienced boy, but a right earnest man, whose busy and useful life now appeared to her in a quite different light to that in which she had seen it formerly.
Emmeline could not subdue her delight when she found that the girl really might be accepted as a lady.
Just the kind of thing Mrs. Powell would delight in talking about-she is so very malicious.
It has all the fiery ardour of a young genius; its very exaggeration, its delight in bloody battle, show a certain immaturity; it breathes indeed the spirit of youth.
He was surpassed by Turgenev, Dostoevski, and Tolstoi, but had he lived, he would have rejoiced in their superior art, just as every great teacher delights in being outstripped by his pupils.
Turgenev's girls never seem to have any fun; how different they are from the twentieth century American novelist's heroine, for whom the world is a garden of delight, with exceedingly attractive young men as gardeners!
It is a delight to hear this Idiot talk:- "What has always surprised me, is the false idea that grown-up people have of children.
He finished his first novel, "Childhood," sent it to a Russian review, and experienced the most naive delight when the letter of acceptance arrived.
Gorki said he had read Mark Twain's stories when he was a boy, and that he had gotten much delight from them.
He would be simply incomprehensible to the millions of Americans who delight in musical comedy and in pseudo-historical romance.

Examples of Delight

Example #1
He rubbed his hands together.
Example #2
Ay, it was Achmet who sought to drown thy Pasha in the Nile.
Example #3
Can they think this consistent with the Rules of keeping from all Appearance of Evil, of avoiding the Occasions and Temptations to Sin, and that Watchfulness over their Thoughts, and that Diligence in making their Calling and Election sure, as the Gospel requires?
Example #4
Do they in any wise herein adorn their Profession, resemble the Christians who lived in the first Ages of Christianity; or those who in any Age since have been celebrated for their Virtue? IX.
Example #5
Once we made twenty-five miles in a day, and once we made forty miles (through the Great American Desert), and ten miles beyond-fifty in all -in twenty-three hours, without halting to eat, drink or rest.
Example #6
We tried to use the strong alkaline water of the Sink, but it would not answer.