delightful

[dih-lahyt-fuhl]

adjective

giving great pleasure or delight; highly pleasing: a delightful surprise.

Nearby words

  1. deligate,
  2. deligation,
  3. delight,
  4. delighted,
  5. delightedly,
  6. delightsome,
  7. delilah,
  8. delillo,
  9. delillo, don,
  10. delimit

Origin of delightful

First recorded in 1520–30; delight + -ful

Related formsde·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 delightfully

delightful

adjective

giving great delight; very pleasing, beautiful, charming, etc
Derived Formsdelightfully, adverbdelightfulness, noun

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Word Origin and History for delightfully

delightful

adj.

c.1400, from delight (n.) + -ful. Related: Delightfully.

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