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noun as in delight

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Example Sentences

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.

From Time

For the delectation of the emperor he wrote, about 1211, his Otia Imperialia in three parts.

When a man has had produced before him for his own and sole delectation any article or articles, how can he avoid eulogium?

Helen smiled in her sleeve, and laid the little discussion away in her memory for "Motherdie's" delectation.

He and Edwards of Andover will no doubt furnish some grand-stand plays for the delectation of their followers.

Its feeding trough was made of gold, and capons and pea-hens were specially fattened for its delectation.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to delectation, such as: amusement, elation, enjoyment, happiness, joy, and pleasure.

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