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Delightful

DELIGHTFUL

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Adj.
Highly pleasing; affording great pleasure and satisfaction; as a delightful thought; a delightful prospect.

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delightful

delightful

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delightful (comparative more delightful, superlative most delightful)

  1. Pleasant; pleasing, bringing satisfaction, enjoyment or pleasure.
    • 1977, Agatha Christie, An Autobiography, Part I, chapter4:
      An indulgent playmate, Grannie would lay aside the long scratchy-looking letter she was writing (heavily crossed ‘to save notepaper’) and enter into the delightful pastime of ‘a chicken from Mr Whiteley's’.

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