- Feeling or showing great pleasure: a delighted smile [with infinitive]: we were delighted to see herMore example sentences
very pleased, glad, happy, joyful, thrilled, overjoyed, ecstatic, euphoric, elated, blissful, enraptured, on cloud nine/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; French enchanté• informal 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, sentBritish • informal chuffedNorthern English • informal made upNorth American • informal as happy as a clamAustralian • informal wrapped
- Instead of being rewarded with a delighted smile, there was an awkward, bitter smirk.
- It was a source of delighted surprise to his friends to discover his expert knowledge of food and wines.
- I even wrote an essay about the joys of dentistry which was presented to my delighted dentist.
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- Or maybe they placed 2p into a ‘penny fall’ machine then watched delightedly as a handful of coins clattered into the ‘win’ tray.
- Certainly the acceptance speech was a series of such one-liners delivered on a circular stage, while the convention delegates pitched in delightedly with the expected applause.
- ‘She will kill him,’ said one source delightedly.