Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Greatly pleasing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pleasant; pleasing, bringing satisfaction, enjoyment or pleasure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Highly pleasing; affording great pleasure and satisfaction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Highly pleasing; affording great pleasure and satisfaction: as, a delightful thought; a delightful prospect.
  • Synonyms Delicious, Delightful (see delicious); charming, exquisite, enchanting, rapturous, ravishing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. greatly pleasing or entertaining

Etymologies

delight +‎ -ful (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • After a short visit which Josephine made to St. Leu, and which she describes as delightful, she returned to Malmaison, and Hortense went to the springs of Aix-la-Chapelle, taking her two children with her.

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  • Inut is a delightful adventure with spectacular scenery -- winning the Woodstock Film Festival's cinematography award -- paced for Greenland culture and the mammoth landscape, while revealing a culture under attack in delightful story telling fashion.

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  • You spend much more of your time wincing at noxious stinks, than reveling in delightful aromas.

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  • Finding dresses, which I prefer to wear, is very hard to find in delightful fabrics.

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  • Also delightful is the fact that Sawako never once entertains the notion of changing her appearance; she just wants to introduce her classmates to the girl on the inside.

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  • It is paced for the Greenlandic tempo and the desolate landscape, as it reveals a culture under attack in delightful story telling fashion.

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  • I just can't resist these pastel seasonal treats when they're placed in delightful tableaux.

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  • They express in delightful, thoughtful, and encouraging ways their commitment to the goal of attracting able and interested individuals to science.

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  • Architects of the 60s blighted the urban landscape with hideous modernity and lived in delightful Georgian splendour in Surrey but I see Andy Warhol as better than that.

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  • Restaurants serve meals that are varied, delicious and inexpensive often in delightful surroundings, and often to the accompaniment of excellent guitarists.

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