Definition and Meanings for delights

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Part of Speech of delights

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of delights

oe. delit, of. delit, deleit, fr. delitier, to delight. see delight, v. t.pos oe. deliten, of. delitier, deleitier, f. d, fr. l. delectare to entice away, to delight (sc. by attracting or alluring), intens. of delicere to allure, delight; de- + lacere to entice, allure; cf. laqueus a snare. cf. delectate, delicate, delicious, dilettante, elicit, lace

Meaning of delights


as noun, transitive verb

  • 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.
  • licentious pleasure; lust.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please highly; as, a beautiful landscape delights the eye; harmony delights the ear.

as intransitive verb

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