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delighting

[ dih-lahyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF delighting

Synonyms for delighting

  • amuse
  • attract
  • charm
  • cheer
  • enchant
  • enrapture
  • entertain
  • fascinate
  • gratify
  • please
  • rejoice
  • satisfy
  • thrill
  • wow
  • allure
  • content
  • divert
  • exult
  • gladden
  • glory
  • groove
  • jubilate
  • pleasure
  • ravish
  • score
  • send
  • slay
  • arride
  • be the ticket
  • delectate
  • freak out
  • go over big
  • hit the spot
  • knock dead
  • knock out
  • tickle pink
  • tickle to death
  • turn on
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Antonyms for delighting

  • anger
  • annoy
  • bore
  • bring down
  • depress
  • disappoint
  • discourage
  • disenchant
  • disgust
  • dishearten
  • displease
  • dissuade
  • disturb
  • frustrate
  • offend
  • refuse
  • repel
  • repulse
  • tire
  • upset
  • turn off
  • dismay
  • distress
  • pain
  • trouble
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DELIGHTING

And, delighting in us as He does, God could not possibly stint us in what we earn from Him.

He walked about the Gardens, delighting in the quiet and the coolness.

Elise was delighting in her steady work, the first she had ever been allowed to do.

I pressed the glove to my face, delighting in its imagined likeness to myself.

The good people thought they were delighting their son by these eulogies.

There is no one study that is not capable of delighting us after a little application to it.

She became a bewildering revelation to him, amazing him, delighting him.

"'Tisn't 'it,'—but 'they'—and they're out in the barn," said Alec, delighting in the mystery.

“It's only them a-laughing, sir,” said Joe, delighting in the vagueness of his rejoinder.

He began to laugh, openly, mischievously, delighting in her discomfiture.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, deliten, from Old French delitier (see delight (n.)). Related: Delighted; delighting.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DELIGHTING

satisfactory

adjectiveacceptable, sufficient
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.