Definition of delightful in English:



  • Causing delight; charming.

    ‘a delightful secluded garden’
    • ‘Anyway, it has also been delightful to be back seeing my loved ones.’
    • ‘The thing I have found most delightful is having friends all over the world.’
    • ‘Even his gloves glowed before him, and he found the sensation quite delightful.’
    • ‘The salmon was moist and succulent, the pastry buttery, rich and golden, delightful.’
    • ‘She was a delightful woman and made a enormous contribution to the council.’
    • ‘I've eaten all of these recipes, and they are absolutely delightful.’
    • ‘But she parried our questions with a wit that reminds us why we found her mother so delightful.’
    • ‘The extras return to the formula and do not have any delightful surprises.’
    • ‘Either way, the idea behind it sounds delightful.’
    • ‘What a truly delightful prospect to be given the task of editing the entire Eircom phone directory.’
    • ‘Here, the delightful aroma of tea will envelope and invigorate you.’
    • ‘"Well, isn't this a delightful surprise, " Ella purred.’
    • ‘I found it quite delightful, very different and definitely worth seeing.’
    • ‘Still, it provided some respite from the delightful aroma of cigarettes.’
    • ‘My cough sounds delightful like two pieces of sandpaper rubbing together in a rugby brawl.’
    • ‘This is a truly delightful detached home in an excellent location.’
    • ‘It's a venue for every occasion and one that offers delightful meals for special calendar dates.’
    • ‘A good cup of hot cocoa sounded delightful at the moment, and Eric licked his lips.’
    • ‘And then today some delightful woman decided she would join the plebs and go swimming.’
    • ‘Few come to Italy without thinking that it would be delightful to live there.’
    very pleasant, lovely, greatly to one's liking, very agreeable, very pleasurable
    charming, enchanting, captivating, bewitching, entrancing, engaging, appealing, winning, fetching, sweet, endearing, cute
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