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nounmass nounformal, humorous
Pleasure and delight.‘they had all manner of rock 'n' roll goodies for our delectation’
enjoyment, gratification, delight, pleasure, happiness, satisfaction, relishView synonyms
- ‘I've finally got together some new links for your pleasure and delectation.’
- ‘The title in itself is a little misleading, for this delectation produced for our viewing pleasure is neither about love nor does it appear to have celebrities!’
- ‘And now, for your delight and delectation: My First Online Column.’
- ‘And for your delight and delectation - you too can try it out here.’
- ‘Anyway, I've put a copy of the article and the review in the post for your delectation and amusement.’
Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin delectatio(n-), from delectare ‘to charm’ (see delight).
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