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delightful

[ dih-lahyt-fuhl ]
/ dɪˈlaɪt fəl /
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adjective
giving great pleasure or delight; highly pleasing: a delightful surprise.
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Origin of delightful

First recorded in 1520–30; delight + -ful

OTHER WORDS FROM delightful

de·light·ful·ly, adverbde·light·ful·ness, nounun·de·light·ful, adjectiveun·de·light·ful·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for delightful

delightful
/ (dɪˈlaɪtfʊl) /

adjective
giving great delight; very pleasing, beautiful, charming, etc

Derived forms of delightful

delightfully, adverbdelightfulness, noun
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