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Examples of delectation in a Sentence
Here is some chocolate for your delectation.
tourists enjoying the delectations of this tropical paradise for the first time
Recent Examples of delectation from the Web
Here, for our delectation, was an unlikely gleaming specimen, a municipal unicorn.
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First Known Use of delectation
Synonymsdelight, feast, gas [slang], joy, kick, manna, pleasure, treat
Antonymsdiscontent, discontentedness, discontentment, displeasure, dissatisfaction, unhappiness
Related Wordsamusement, diversion, entertainment, fun, recreation; comfort, relief, solace; gratification, indulgence; ambrosia
Near Antonymsmisery, sadness, unhappiness, wretchedness; anguish, desolation, joylessness, sorrow, woe; dejection, depression, despondency, dispiritedness, gloom, melancholy; aggravation, annoyance, exasperation, irritation, pique, vexation; anger, fury, rage; agitation, distress, disturbance, upset; discomfort, restlessness, uneasiness
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