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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The moment — and its attendant reactions, including from a delighted, gobsmacked Sterling K. Brown — may just be the only compelling argument that public proposals can be good. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Winners: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Netflix, and old people. Losers: Atlanta and The Handmaid’s Tale.," 18 Sep. 2018 In Houston, Chief U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal said, the sprawling Southern District of Texas is delighted to welcome Rodriguez as its newest judge. Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle, "Rio Grande Valley native confirmed to the federal bench, as Trump’s first Latino poised for lifetime," 5 June 2018 Eric Howarth — who co-owns Vinyl Junkies with Tim Mays of the Casbah — is delighted, but not surprised. Karla Peterson,, "How San Diego celebrates Record Store Day," 20 Apr. 2018 Country music fans will be delighted to see that names like Loretta, Minnie, and Lucinda are making a comeback. Melissa Locker, ajc, "These 1918 baby names are due for a comeback," 2 July 2018 Country music fans will be delighted to see that names like Loretta, Minnie, and Lucinda are making a comeback. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, "These 1918 Baby Names Are Due For a Comeback," 2 July 2018 Ohio State University folklorist Dorothy Noyes is delighted to delve into the history of these whimsical festival practices. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "For Hundreds of Years, Papier-Mâché Has Lent a Surreal Face to Catalan Culture," 3 July 2018 Neither Kensington Palace nor the Duchess of Cambridge have commented on Pippa's news, but the royal family is no doubt delighted. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Is Going to Be an Aunt for the First Time," 7 June 2018 Hardiman fired up the arena's smoker this week and sounded delighted. James B. Nelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Laughing Taco, FreshFin Poke, Iron Grate BBQ and Palermo's-inspired pizza coming to Bucks arena," 12 July 2018

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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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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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to clear from alleged fault or guilt

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