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Definition of Delight


  1. A high degree of gratification of mind; a high- wrought state of pleasurable feeling; lively pleasure; extreme satisfaction; joy.
  2. That which gives great pleasure or delight.
  3. Licentious pleasure; lust.
  4. To give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please highly; as, a beautiful landscape delights the eye; harmony delights the ear.
  5. To have or take great delight or pleasure; to be greatly pleased or rejoiced; -- followed by an infinitive, or by in.

Delight Quotations

The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing. - Isaac Asimov
The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.
Isaac Asimov

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.
Helen Keller

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Khalil Gibran

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Mental prayer in my opinion is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us. The important thing is not to think much but to love much and so do that which best stirs you to love. Love is not great delight but desire to please God in everything.
Saint Teresa of Avila
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Delight Translations

delight in Dutch is verrukken, in verrukking brengen
delight in Finnish is hurmata
delight in Italian is uzzolo
delight in Latin is gaudium, laetifico letifico, delectatio, laetitia
delight in Norwegian is glede
delight in Portuguese is prazer
delight in Spanish is delicia, deleitar
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