delightedly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

delighted +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

delightedly (comparative more delightedly, superlative most delightedly)

  1. In a delighted manner.
    • 1800, Friedrich Schiller, The Piccolomini, or the First Part of Wallenstein, translated by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, London: Longman & Rees, Act II, Scene IV, p. 82,[1]
      For fable is Love’s world, his home, his birth-place:
      Delightedly dwells he ’mong fays and talismans,
      And spirits; and delightedly believes
      Divinities, being himself divine.
    • 2004, Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, Bloomsbury, 2005, Chapter 15,
      [] cards were exchanged, and social visits that were never going to happen were delightedly agreed on.