Definition of delightful in English:

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delightful

Pronunciation: /dɪˈlʌɪtfʊl/
/dɪˈlʌɪtf(ə)l/

adjective

Causing delight; charming: a delightful secluded garden
More example sentences
  • The salmon was moist and succulent, the pastry buttery, rich and golden, delightful.
  • And then today some delightful woman decided she would join the plebs and go swimming.
  • She was a delightful woman and made a enormous contribution to the council.
Synonyms
very pleasant, lovely, greatly to one's liking, very agreeable, very pleasurable;
enjoyable, congenial, amusing, entertaining, diverting, gratifying, satisfying;
marvellous, wonderful, magnificent, splendid, magical, exciting, thrilling, sublime
informal great, super, fantastic, fabulous, fab, terrific, heavenly, divine, glorious, grand, magic, out of this world, cool, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
British informal brilliant, brill, smashing
North American informal peachy, neat, ducky
Australian/New Zealand informal beaut, bonzer
British informal, dated capital, wizard, corking, spiffing, ripping, cracking, top-hole, topping, champion, beezer
North American informal, dated swell
rare frabjous
charming, enchanting, captivating, bewitching, entrancing, engaging, appealing, winning, fetching, sweet, endearing, cute;
lovely, adorable, delectable, delicious, gorgeous, ravishing, beautiful, pretty, very attractive;
Scottish & Northern English  bonny, couthy
informal dreamy, divine, adorbs
British informal tasty

Derivatives

delightfulness

noun
Example sentences
  • That is its delightfulness summed up right there.
  • Something about movies that announce their delightfulness so aggressively is kind of off-putting.
  • There is a delightfulness in the relative ease with which these modest works register a psychological force similar to that of the more physically grand pieces.
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