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 DeMonaco is delighted to reveal that his film received a big thumbs up from the man who inspired it: Sylvester Stallone. Clark Collis,, 16 Sep. 2021 The couple was reportedly trying for a while, and are delighted to be bringing a new baby into the world. Iris Goldsztajn, Marie Claire, 14 Sep. 2021 Social justice advocates were wary but otherwise delighted. Milton Ezrati, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021 Previous years have always excited and delighted, serving as the ultimate form of escapism with outlandish fashion and beauty. Pema Bakshi,, 13 Sep. 2021 Something the owners of bars, hotels and restaurants are delighted about. Richard Quest And Joe Minihane, CNN, 8 Sep. 2021 My husband acted irritated with me and super delighted with her., 3 Sep. 2021 His grand-niece, Tammy Hynes, his oldest, closest living relative, told the Associated Press that her family is delighted over the identification and thankful for the military’s efforts. Jesse Leavenworth,, 26 Aug. 2021 Christine, always delighted with Winchester’s zest for the life of a gun dog, beamed. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Aug. 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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“Delighted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 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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