delightful

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Etymology[edit]

delight +‎ -ful.

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  • (General American) IPA(key): [dəˈlaɪ̯t̚.fəɫ]
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  • Hyphenation: de‧light‧ful

Adjective[edit]

delightful (comparative more delightful, superlative most delightful)

  1. Pleasant; pleasing, bringing enjoyment, satisfaction, or pleasure.
    • 1977, Agatha Christie, chapter 4, in An Autobiography, part I, London: Collins, →ISBN:
      An indulgent playmate, Grannie would lay aside the long scratchy-looking letter she was writing (heavily crossed 'to save notepaper') and enter into the delightful pastime of 'a chicken from Mr Whiteley's'.

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