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delight

1 noun
     
de‧light1
1 [uncountable] a feeling of great pleasure and satisfaction
with/in delight
The kids were screaming with delight.
to somebody's delight/to the delight of somebody
To the delight of his proud parents, he has made a full recovery.
squeal/gasp/cry etc of delight
She gave a little gasp of delight.
2 [countable] something that makes you feel very happy or satisfied
the delights of something
a chance to sample the delights of nearby Vienna
it is a delight to do something
It was a delight to see him so fit and healthy.
3

take delight in (doing) something

to enjoy something very much, especially something you should not do:
Chris takes great delight in teasing his sister.

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