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Delighting \De*light"ing\, a. Giving delight; gladdening. -- De*light"ing*ly, adv.
--Jer. Taylor.


Delight \De*light"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Delighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Delighting.] [OE. deliten, OF. delitier, deleitier, F. d['e]lecter, fr. L. delectare to entice away, to delight (sc. by attracting or alluring), intens. of delicere to allure, delight; de- + lacere to entice, allure; cf. laqueus a snare. Cf. Delectate, Delicate, Delicious, Dilettante, Elicit, Lace.] To give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please highly; as, a beautiful landscape delights the eye; harmony delights the ear.

Inventions to delight the taste.

Delight our souls with talk of knightly deeds.


vb. (present participle of delight English)

Usage examples of "delighting".

He enjoyed the thick soupy beverage that was served him, delighting in its aromatic vapor and the feeling of well-being it spread through his system.

They matched names as closely as they could to the Gringg sounds, delighting the recipients.

They're not quite as intelligent,' at which point the Coonie growled a protest, delighting Afra, `but they've qualities of their own.

Kapash merely smiled up at Zainal, obviously delighting in his discomposure, tilting languidly back in his chair.

Suddenly, folding her wings, she plummeted down, delighting to see them veer off in wing crowding haste to avoid collision.

His hands were everywhere on her newly lush figure, discovering and delighting in the fullness of her breasts, stroking her intimately.

He kissed her from head to toe, tasting the sweetness of her flesh, delighting in the way she responded to his slightest touch.

She arched beneath him, delighting in the rub of his belly against hers, and the way her movement made him harden slightly inside her.

For five months now she had harbored it within her, delighting in each passing day as her body changed more and more.

She was openly, honestly sensual, giving freely of herself and delighting in his body as fiercely as he delighted in hers.

She wrapped her fingers around him, delighting in the thickness, the silky slide of his skin.

But the devils, whom these men repute gods, are content that even iniquities they are guiltless of should be ascribed to them, so long as they may entangle men’s minds in the meshes of these opinions, and draw them on along with themselves to their predestinated punishment: whether such things were actually committed by the men whom these devils, delighting in human infatuation, cause to be worshipped as gods, and in whose stead they, by a thousand malign and deceitful artifices, substitute themselves, and so receive worship.

But since the mind itself, though naturally capable of reason and intelligence is disabled by besotting and inveterate vices not merely from delighting and abiding in, but even from tolerating His unchangeable light, until it has been gradually healed, and renewed, and made capable of such felicity, it had, in the first place, to be impregnated with faith, and so purified.

And indeed this victory cannot be sincerely and truly gained but by delighting in true righteousness, and it is faith in Christ that gives this.

Every deserted street was eloquent of darling projects desperately resigned, of valued labours miserably deserted, of delighting enjoyments irretrievably lost.