delight


delight
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noun
1 feeling of great pleasure
ADJECTIVE
great
absolute, utter
pure, sheer
mischievous (esp. BrE), perverse
childish, childlike
girlish (esp. BrE)
evident, obvious
aesthetic, sensory, sensual, spiritual, visual

Flowering trees provide shade as well as visual delight.

VERB + DELIGHT
express
find, take

She took evident delight in frightening the children with horror stories.

bring, give sb
laugh with, scream with, squeal with

Alice squealed with sheer delight when she saw the monkeys.

PREPOSITION
in delight, with delight

We danced around with childish delight.

of delight

She gave a whoop of delight and dived into the water.

to your delight

To my great delight, they offered me the job.

delight at

He expressed his delight at seeing us all again.

delight in

I find a perverse delight in listening to traffic.

PHRASES
a cry, gasp, squeal, etc. of delight
much to sb's delight

Much to the delight of the crowd, the band came back and did three encores.

2 sth that gives great pleasure
ADJECTIVE
real
constant

The baby was a constant delight and source of amazement.

unexpected
culinary, gastronomic
earthly

He became deeply religious and turned away from earthly delights.

VERB + DELIGHT
explore, sample
enjoy, savour/savor

Savour the culinary delights of Morocco.

PREPOSITION
delight to

The old lady's reminiscences were a continual delight to Constance.

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verb
Delight is used with these nouns as the object: ↑audience, ↑fan

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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