Definition of delighted in English:



  • Feeling or showing great pleasure.

    ‘a delighted smile’
    [with infinitive] ‘we were delighted to see her’
    • ‘He is patently delighted that his story is to be made into a film, any kind of film.’
    • ‘I held it up so she could see and she let out a delighted squeal.’
    • ‘I even wrote an essay about the joys of dentistry which was presented to my delighted dentist.’
    • ‘When she sees him, her eyes widen, and she smiles a delighted grin.’
    • ‘He was not at the count as he was unable to take a day off work but delighted supporters phoned to let him know the result.’
    • ‘The woman was looking at her with a sarcastic yet delighted grin.’
    • ‘But then there were tiny footprints, and then a delighted squeal.’
    • ‘Instead of being rewarded with a delighted smile, there was an awkward, bitter smirk.’
    • ‘The baby was born in a matter of minutes and I gave her straight to her delighted mum.’
    • ‘The result is a delighted audience, hanging on to find out how the quest ends.’
    • ‘The wheels gently bumped the ground, bringing a delighted smile to her lips.’
    • ‘Yes, I'm absolutely delighted, for all the wrong reasons.’
    • ‘‘He got down on one knee and popped the question,’ says an obviously delighted Linda.’
    • ‘He looked at her in a kind of delighted amusement, while she reddened even more.’
    • ‘The delighted new father cuddling his tiny baby cannot help but catch your attention.’
    • ‘Some clearly delighted that the one-month ordeal holed up in the compound was over.’
    • ‘She added a wry smile as three slightly confused expressions dissolved quickly into delighted laughter.’
    • ‘It was a source of delighted surprise to his friends to discover his expert knowledge of food and wines.’
    • ‘Ben smiled a delighted smile, took a deep breath and began to sing.’
    • ‘We are both delighted to be playing our football in England and it has happened because of hard work.’
    very pleased, glad, happy, joyful, thrilled, overjoyed, ecstatic, euphoric, elated, blissful, enraptured, on cloud nine, on cloud seven, walking on air, in seventh heaven, in transports of delight, jumping for joy, beside oneself with happiness, excited
    enchanted, charmed, entertained, gratified, amused, diverted, like a child with a new toy
    gleeful, triumphant, cock-a-hoop
    over the moon, tickled pink, like a dog with two tails, as pleased as punch, on top of the world, on a high, as happy as larry, blissed out, sent
    made up
    as happy as a clam
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