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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction;
- Example: "his delight to see her was obvious to all"
[syn: delight, delectation]

2. act of receiving pleasure from something;
[syn: enjoyment, delectation]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Delectation \De`lec*ta"tion\, n. [L. delectatio: cf. F. d['e]lectation.] Great pleasure; delight. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

delectation n 1: a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction; "his delight to see her was obvious to all" [syn: delight, delectation] 2: act of receiving pleasure from something [syn: enjoyment, delectation]