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UK [dɪˈlaɪtɪd] / US [dɪˈlaɪtəd] adjective
a) very happy, especially because something good has happened

They broke into delighted laughter.

delighted with:

We're delighted with our new grandson.

delighted (that):

The family is delighted that the case is finally over.

delighted to do something:

I was delighted to see my old friends again.

delighted at:

The company is delighted at the response to its advertisement.

absolutely delighted:

I was absolutely delighted with the way things had turned out.

b) formal very happy to do something

I'd be delighted to tell you more about our work, if you have the time.

I'd/we'd be delighted — used for politely accepting an invitation, or agreeing or offering to do something

Thank you so much, we'd be delighted.


Derived word:
delightedly
adverb

The children laughed delightedly.


English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

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  • delighted — [di līt′id] adj. 1. highly pleased; happy 2. Obs. delightful delightedly adv …   English World dictionary

  • delighted — de|light|ed [ dı laıtəd ] adjective ** very happy, especially because something good has happened: delighted to do something: I was delighted to see my old friends again. delighted (that): The family is delighted that the case is finally over.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • delighted — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, feel, look, seem ADVERB ▪ highly, only too (both esp. BrE) ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • delighted — [[t]dɪla͟ɪtɪd[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ to inf, ADJ with n If you are delighted, you are extremely pleased and excited about something. I know Frank will be delighted to see you... He said that he was delighted with the… …   English dictionary

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