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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Always expect to be disturbed, defiled and maybe even delighted. Katie Walsh, Twin Cities, "Brilliant ‘Midsommar’ lets the sunshine in to horror," 4 July 2019 Bonnie was boiling mad, but Joe seemed delighted with her fear. Tribune News Service,, "The Man in the Window: Is this the childhood of a serial killer? (Part One)," 22 June 2019 Films of people riding roller coasters often show not delighted smiles but terrified grimaces. Frans De Waal, Discover Magazine, "Cheerful Chimps: Are Animals Really Happy When They Smile?," 31 May 2019 Her mother reached up and patted her, pushing her to and fro, until Jo, delighted, tumbled down on top of her. National Geographic, "Jane Goodall’s original tale of chimpanzees still astonishes today," 17 Apr. 2019 Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share their first public moment as a family. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Just Won a Huge Lawsuit Over Paparazzi Photos of Their Private Home," 17 May 2019 Housed in the brand's signature white Munchkin boxes is an adorable lip balm duo that's sending Dunkin' fans everywhere into a delighted frenzy. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Dunkin' Donuts Just Dropped Lip Balms That Smell Like Munchkins," 26 Apr. 2019 If Donald Trump and Xi Jinping can mend their differences before the next round of U.S. tariff hikes threatened for March, investors will be delighted. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "Investors Go From Overoptimistic to Sort of Pessimistic," 21 Jan. 2019 Furniture Washington designer Caryn Cramer was delighted that her Bethesda, Maryland, client did not want an all-white kitchen remodel. Jura Koncius, The Seattle Times, "Sick of all-white kitchens? Here are six ways to spice things up," 16 Oct. 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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