Origin of delighted
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of delight
Examples from the Web for delighted
One guy hams it up as Juliet, blonde wig and all, as a crowd gathers, delighted by the impromptu performance.
“I was delighted to collaborate,” he said in the interview with Retro Report.
She did indeed go to Harvard, where she majored in English and delighted in reading Chaucer in Old English.For Next AG, Obama Picks a Quiet Fighter With a Heavy Punch|Michael Daly|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just imagine how delighted Cpl. Bryon Dickson would have been to take his boys out trick-or-treating, if only he had been able.
I would have been delighted to shock any confirmation hearing with explicit and shocking stories.Gay Activist David Mixner: I Mercy Killed 8 People|Tim Teeman|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meantime, Allison and Kitty, hurrying home with their guest, had delighted Norah by a demand for early supper.The Little Colonel at Boarding-School|Annie Fellows Johnston
Francis was overjoyed to see George, and George delighted in the visible improvement of his brother.Precaution|James Fenimore Cooper
He was delighted to see Betty, who was an especial favorite of his, and much interested in her account of Bob's flight.Betty Gordon in Washington|Alice B. Emerson
It would have delighted your heart to read it, were his words in writing to Baron Stockmar.The Empress Frederick; a memoir|Anonymous
His class room will never be forgotten by those who delighted to go to it, and regretted to leave it.The History of Dartmouth College|Baxter Perry Smith
Word Origin for delight
c.1200, deliten, from Old French delitier (see delight (n.)). Related: Delighted; delighting.
c.1200, delit, from Old French delit "pleasure, delight, sexual desire," from delitier "please greatly, charm," from Latin delectare "to allure, delight, charm, please," frequentative of delicere "entice" (see delicious). Spelled delite until 16c. when it changed under influence of light, flight, etc.