Antonyms for delight

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : dih-lahyt
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈlaɪt

Definition of delight

Origin :
  • c.1200, delit, from Old French delit "pleasure, delight, sexual desire," from delitier "please greatly, charm," from Latin delectare "to allure, delight, charm, please," frequentative of delicere "entice" (see delicious). Spelled delite until 16c. when it changed under influence of light, flight, etc.
  • noun enjoyment, happiness
  • verb make happy; experience happiness
Example sentences :
  • We hastened on, and to our delight found one of the best springs in the colony.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • Malbone looked at Kate, who smiled with delight, and put her hand on that of Hope.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • And Jud, shouting with delight and relief, threw his arms around the neck of the horse.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • But his wife, her face aglow, clasped her hands in an ecstasy of delight.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • Gartley's heart swelled with delight, translating her confidence into his power.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • The bridegroom regarded her with a face that was luminous of delight.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • In almost every play he speaks of flowers with affection and delight.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • The pride of my heart and the delight of my eyes is my garden.
  • Extract from : « The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 10, Issue 265, July 21, 1827 » by Various
  • To tell the truth, she's more than half afraid of me, and I delight in mystifying her all I can.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • Their walk was a delight to him, their roaring gallop a frenzy of eager sensation.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser

Synonyms for delight

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