de·​light·​ed | \ di-ˈlī-təd How to pronounce delighted (audio) , dē- \

Definition of delighted

1 obsolete : delightful
2 : highly pleased was delighted to see her friend

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Other Words from delighted

delightedly adverb
delightedness noun

Examples of delighted in a Sentence

The children were especially delighted that there were enough cookies for each of them to have two. We were delighted by the performance. They are delighted at the prospect of a visit from their grandchildren.
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Recent Examples on the Web The anger of Mets fans vibrated around the entire city 15 years earlier, when Yankees fans were only too delighted to fan the flames during the multiple Roger Clemens-Mike Piazza duels. Jerry Beach, Forbes, "Capitals Goon Tom Wilson: Part Roger Clemens, Part Chase Utley, All New York Sports Unifier," 5 May 2021 Our girls, cooped up in the house, attending math class and story time via Zoom, cut off from friends and anyone else who wasn’t us, were totally delighted by this novel change of scenery, as were my husband and I. Regan Stephens, Fortune, "How a movie projector helped elevate our family movie night during lockdown," 1 May 2021 Nancy Flynn, Woodlawn co-manager, has donated bouquets of dahlias along with produce from her community garden and was delighted to learn that the flowers were included with bags of food given to food bank clients. oregonlive, "Consider food banks as you plan your vegetable garden; here’s how you can help," 29 Apr. 2021 Officials there are delighted that Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken are answering their calls. Angela Dewan And Luke Mcgee, CNN, "Biden says 'America Is Back,' but 'America First' has haunted his first 100 days," 28 Apr. 2021 When Sandra Lindsey, a New York City intensive care nurse, received the first shot Dec. 14, a delighted Fauci praised the then-unknown scientist who'd grown up in rural North Carolina. James Rosen, Star Tribune, "Young, Black, female and brilliant: Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett is a hero for our times," 22 Apr. 2021 Any sensible person should feel delighted to bear witness. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, "Give Warriors' Steph Curry the playoffs he deserves," 20 Apr. 2021 After the video ended, Johnson caught Tia dancing around excitedly, clearly delighted with the attention from her favorite superhero. Andrea Towers,, "Dwayne Johnson's daughter prefers Aquaman to her dad, and Jason Momoa had the perfect response," 19 Apr. 2021 These rich are delighted to toss off a few million a year in order to remain socially acceptable. Lucy Alexander, Robb Report, "Why Mackenzie Scott’s $6 Billion Rapid-Fire Donations Could Change Charitable Giving," 17 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of delighted

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of delighted was in 1601

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10 May 2021

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“Delighted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of delighted

: made very happy : full of great pleasure or satisfaction


de·​light·​ed | \ di-ˈlī-təd \

Kids Definition of delighted

: very pleased

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