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synonyms for delectation

  • amusement
  • elation
  • enjoyment
  • happiness
  • joy
  • pleasure
  • rapture

antonyms for delectation

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  • depression
  • dislike
  • gloom
  • hate
  • hatred
  • misery
  • pain
  • sadness
  • sorrow
  • unhappiness
  • woe
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How to use delectation in a sentence

Ducournau—whose previous film, the 2016 Raw, detailed the exploits of a cannibalistic veterinary student—works hard to titillate us in the movie’s first hour or so, spreading out a buffet of gruesome, deadpan violence for our delectation.
TITANE STRIVES TO SHOCK, BUT IT'S RUNNING ON EMPTYSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKOCTOBER 1, 2021TIME
For the delectation of the emperor he wrote, about 1211, his Otia Imperialia in three parts.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 11, SLICE 8VARIOUS
When a man has had produced before him for his own and sole delectation any article or articles, how can he avoid eulogium?
ORLEY FARMANTHONY TROLLOPE
Helen smiled in her sleeve, and laid the little discussion away in her memory for "Motherdie's" delectation.
HARPER'S ROUND TABLE, JUNE 4, 1895VARIOUS
He and Edwards of Andover will no doubt furnish some grand-stand plays for the delectation of their followers.
HARPER'S ROUND TABLE, JUNE 4, 1895VARIOUS
Its feeding trough was made of gold, and capons and pea-hens were specially fattened for its delectation.
"UNTO CAESAR"BARONESS EMMUSKA ORCZY
The earth seemed to have been ransacked for our delectation.
A CABINET SECRETGUY BOOTHBY
At meal time the exasperating brown bread was invariably offered for my delectation, and that I regarded as a personal affront.
MY FRIENDS AT BROOK FARMJOHN VAN DER ZEE SEARS
Others make it a source of intellectual delectation, and the means of hearing one or two striking sermons each week.
THE WHENCE AND THE WHITHER OF MANJOHN MASON TYLER
Halfway to the door he opened it and glanced at the sensational menu spread out for his delectation upon the front page.
THE REST HOLLOW MYSTERYREBECCA N. PORTER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DELECTATION

  • contentment
  • delectation
  • ecstasy
  • enchantment
  • felicity
  • fruition
  • gladness
  • glee
  • gratification
  • hilarity
  • jollity
  • joy
  • joyance
  • mirth
  • pleasure
  • rapture
  • relish
  • satisfaction
  • transport
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