- n. 高兴；快乐
- v. (使)高兴；(使)欣喜
- vt. 使高兴,使欣喜 cause (sb) great satisfaction, enjoyment, or joy
- vi. 感到高兴〔快乐〕 feel great pleasure
- [U]快乐,高兴 great pleasure; joy
- [C]使人高兴的东西或人 sth/sb that gives great pleasure
a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction;
"his delight to see her was obvious to all"
something or someone that provides a source of happiness;
"a joy to behold"
"the pleasure of his company"
"the new car is a delight"
give pleasure to or be pleasing to;
"These colors please the senses"
"a pleasing sensation"
take delight in;
"he delights in his granddaughter"
- She clapped her hands in delight.
- The children were prancing about with delight.
- He takes great delight in painting.
- We delight in going for long walks in the country.
- He delighted the audience with his performance.
- He delights to talk about his family in the office.
- That uncle of yours is always delighting to contradict me.
- Why do you delight to tease me?
- Your visit last week delighted us.
- Her singing delighted everybody.
- The new toys delighted the children.
- The play delighted the audience.
- Her playing of Chopin delighted the guests.
- What delighted me most was that most of the students did well in the exam.
- My husband bought me a gold necklace, which delighted me greatly.
- Myths delight people because they imaginatively picture man's conquest of the forces of nature.
- His words delighted our hearts.
- A beautiful scene delights the eyes.
- We are quite delighted.
- We were delighted when Mr. White was named coach of our team.
- It delights me to have made your acquaintance.
- We shall be delighted to come.
- Everybody was delighted to see her.
- I'm delighted to hear you say that.
- I'm delighted to read that book.
- We were all delighted to receive your letter.
- He was delighted to swim in big rivers.
- We are delighted to have him here with us again.
- Of course I will do it; I shall be delighted to.
- I am delighted that you are all right now.
- They were delighted that we were successful in our experiment.
- We are delighted that we have won the victory.
- They are delighted that they have exploded such a fallacy.
- He was delighted that the date of marriage had been fixed.
- I am delighted you are able to come.
- I was delighted at the thought of seeing you again.
- We were delighted at the opportunity to spend some time in that country.
- John's parents were delighted at his examination results.
- We were delighted by your success.
- When he heard about the news his delight knew no bounds.
- Never before has he known such delight.
- The puppet show gave great delight to the children.
- I felt the delight of seeing them again.
- To her great delight she passed the examination with first-class honours.
- She tried the medicine, and to her delight, improvement and relief from pain quickly followed.
- He looked at me with delight.
- I did not expect that he should promise with delight.
- In contrast to Haas, he is a delight.
- Your new book is a real delight!
- The scene is a perfect delight to the eye.
- The zoo is a delight for people of all ages.
- Singing is her chief delight.
- They discovered the delights of feeding chickens gradually.
- Last year we sampled the delights of foreign travel.
- It is a delight to watch the panda tumbling about on the lawn.
- It is a delight for her to watch her daughter dance in the show.
- delight in (v.+prep.)
喜欢…; 以…为乐 take great pleasure in
delight in sb/sth/v-ing
She delights in him.
He delights in music.
The Smiths delight in travels.
His wife delights in the new car.
They delight in children's literature.
This is the kind of verbal sleight-of-hand that he delights in.
My father delighted in telling stories about my childhood.
My youngest brother delights in watching the monkeys in the zoo.
These youngsters delight in doing good deeds and helping others.
Jacelin seems to delight in making other people suffer.
I delighted in having my old friends at my home once again.
That uncle of yours is always delighting in contradicting me.
- delight with (v.+prep.)
因…而使(某人)高兴; 喜爱… be very pleased about (sb/sth)
delight sb with sb/sth
The child delighted his parents with mimicries.
Old china delights me with its delicate colour.
He delighted himself with his success.
My mother is delighted with my sister.
My teacher is delighted with my second article.
They were delighted with the result.
The children were delighted with the presents.
The whole family is delighted with the new house.
- take (a) delight in
以…为乐; 喜欢 find pleasure in (sth or doing sth)
take (a) delight in sth/v-ing
He seems to take delight in petty cruelty.
Cage always takes delight in proving others wrong.
Brooks took a delight in inflicting pain on others.
She took a great delight in playing the piano.
- discover the delights of 发现…的乐趣
- experience the delight of 感受到…的喜悦
- express one's delight at 表达对…的喜悦心情
- feel the delight of 感受到…的喜悦
- give delight to 给…以欢乐
- savour the delights of 体会到…的乐趣
- take delight in 以…为乐
- home-felt delight 内心的喜悦
- immeasurable delight 无限的喜悦
- incommunicable delight 不能言传的喜悦
- infinite delight 无限的喜悦
- irresistible delight 极富诱惑力的乐事
- supreme delight 极度喜悦
- ungovernable delight 无法控制的喜悦
- unutterable delight 说不出的喜悦
- in high delight 兴高采烈地
He gazed! he thrilled with deep delight!出自： Coleridge
The branch of knowledge..in which he takes the greatest delight.出自： B. Jowett
She laughed as if the idea..delighted her.出自： W. Cather
More than pleased: he had been delighted.出自： A. Mason
- delight既可用作不及物动词,也可用作及物动词。用作及物动词时,一般接表人的名词作宾语,有时也可接人身体上的某个部位作宾语。delight可用于主动结构,但更常用于系表结构,其后可接介词at, by, with,动词不定式或that从句。这往往用在客套话里,指一时的情形。
- delight用作名词的基本意思是“快乐,高兴”,是不可数名词; 表示具体的“使人高兴的东西或人”时是可数名词。
- He was delighted to find that book.
- He delights to read novels.
- He seems to delight in (reading) novels.
- delight, joy, pleasure
- 1.delight指“喜悦”或“高兴”,多表示突然、短暂的喜悦; pleasure指“愉快”,是一般交际性的礼貌用语,还可指外界对头脑或感官刺激而引起的快感; joy指“欢乐”或“愉快”,有时可替代delight和pleasure。例如:
- She grinned her delight.她露齿一笑表示高兴。
- I have the pleasure of presenting our opening speaker.我很荣幸地介绍一下我们的开场发言人。
- A smile often denotes pleasure.微笑常常是愉快的表示。
- This afforded him great joy〔pleasure〕.这使他感到快乐。
- 2.joy在程度上比pleasure强; delight语气上要比pleasure更强。
- enjoyment比pleasure, joy和delight的语气轻，但更着重行为或乐事的本身，而不是感情。
- ☆ 直接源自古法语的delitier；最初源自拉丁语的delicatus，意为精美的东西使人愉快。