Synonyms for delectation

Grammar : Noun
Spell : dee-lek-tey-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : ˌdi lɛkˈteɪ ʃən

Définition of delectation

Origin :
  • mid-14c., from Old French delectation "enjoyment" (12c.), from Latin delectationem (nominative delectatio), noun of action from past participle stem of delectare (see delight (n.)).
  • noun delight
Example sentences :
  • To spin yarns for Charley's delectation would have been absurd.
  • Extract from : « Wilfrid Cumbermede » by George MacDonald
  • And brought there expressly for your delectation, I suppose.
  • Extract from : « Orley Farm » by Anthony Trollope
  • After dinner she continued the recital of her adventures for the Master's delectation.
  • Extract from : « The Belovd Vagabond » by William J. Locke
  • She came in pretending to beat an imaginary horse, for the delectation of Meta.
  • Extract from : « The Shadow of Ashlydyat » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • They were reserved for the delectation of the sovereign and his court.
  • Extract from : « Old and New Paris, v. 1 » by Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • A new celebrity had risen for the delectation of the fickle populace.
  • Extract from : « The Eternal Boy » by Owen Johnson
  • Such is the appetising menu which dust furnishes for our delectation.
  • Extract from : « Bacteria in Daily Life » by Mrs. Percy Frankland
  • From what we could gather, Gerda seemed to be "dressing up" for the delectation of her guests.
  • Extract from : « Wanted: A Cook » by Alan Dale
  • My words had been addressed to Letitia, but they were selfishly designed for my own delectation.
  • Extract from : « Wanted: A Cook » by Alan Dale
  • He was intent upon the dish that O'Deigh and Wantage had prepared for his delectation.
  • Extract from : « The Imitator » by Percival Pollard

Antonyms for delectation

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