delectation


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a feeling of extreme gratification aroused by something good or desired

the condition of responding pleasurably to something

Synonyms for delectation

a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction

act of receiving pleasure from something

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CREATIVE START-UP: Cleveland College of Art & Design graduate Lisa Wyldbore of Darlington, with her Delectation fruity designs
Every part of the animal was cooked up and presented on a plate for our delectation - trotters, cow's tongue, tail and most of its insides - the lot.
What might seem a casual and somewhat passive gesture, the placing of common materials over a simple piece of wood, ultimately produces geometric cacophony; Pedigo here brings out hidden or overlooked details, as he often does, allowing surprisingly complex moments of formal delectation to come when one might least expect them.
For example, the notion that bankers and everyone else is on holiday today has caused the sporting authorities to schedule a bumper package of events for their delectation.
In contrast to The Simpsons, Futurama permitted the writers to let their mathematical fancies run wild and to cram in math references for their personal delectation, Keeler says.
So feast your eyes on the PW-9300: 22 dictionaries' worth of wordage for your delectation and delight.
British Airways were pleased to offer a baguette with cheese (rind included) for passengers' in-flight delectation.
In 326 tightly-printed pages 152 of these excellent little stories are presented for the reader's delectation.
Charles Baladier, Eros au moyen age: amour, desir et delectation morose (Paris: Editions du Cerf, 1999).
Someone had placed bottles of Irish water for the delectation of the British food chain's great and good.
Neither signed nor dated, The Mosquito Net was retained by Sargent until the end of his life and has long been ranked among his best "private" works--small paintings done for his own delectation rather than for a patron.
As it is supposed to be one of Britain's leading theatre companies, it ought to be producing work for national delectation, not the other way round.
In this report the most intimate details of this pitiful criminal's sessions with psychiatrists were spilled out for the delectation of the prurient--about a man who will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Yet on the whole, the public seems to know the difference between the delectation they feel as consumers of spectacle and the gravitas they know should be brought to bear on matters of state.
Truman seems oblivious, as if even the gossip of two women, surely a thing of delectation for him not so many months before, and indeed that of the disco world itself, was of very small consequence to him.