delight

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. joy, rapture. —v. please, thrill. See pleasure. Ant., dismay.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. enjoyment, joy, pleasure; see happiness 2 , pleasure 1 .
See Synonym Study at pleasure . v.
1. [To give pleasure]
Syn. please, enchant, amuse, charm; see entertain 1 , fascinate , gladden .
2. [To take pleasure; often used with in]
Syn. relish, enjoy, revel in, luxuriate in; see like 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
pleasure, joy, happiness, gratification, enjoyment, thrill, glee, felicity.
ANT.: misery, disgust
II
v.
please, make happy, gratify, thrill, gladden, charm, *tickle, enchant, fill with joy, cheer.
ANT.: depress, *piss off, anger
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun A feeling of extreme gratification aroused by something good or desired: delectation, enjoyment, joy, pleasure. See HAPPY, LIKE. II verb 1. To feel or take joy or pleasure: exult, joy, pleasure, rejoice. See HAPPY. 2. To like or enjoy enthusiastically, often excessively. Also used with in: adore, dote on (or upon), love. Slang: eat up, groove on. See LIKE, LOVE. 3. To give great or keen pleasure to: cheer, enchant, gladden, gratify, overjoy, please, pleasure, tickle. Archaic: joy. See HAPPY, LIKE.

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