delectation

Part of speech: noun

Delight.

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Usage examples "delectation":

  1. Scott, who undoubtedly owed her something, assigned her positive genius: and modern critics, while, perhaps, seldom experiencing much real delectation from her work, have discovered in it not a few positive and many more indirect and comparative merits. - "The English Novel", George Saintsbury.
  2. He took it to pieces and put it together again for the benefit of every member of the family, besides a good many times for his own private delectation, and practised aiming drill and position drill by the hour together, without knowing that there were any such military exercises. - "Dr. Jolliffe's Boys", Lewis Hough.
  3. It would be very ungenerous and very unjust to let me continue to exercise all those pleasing devices you have just stigmatized for the delectation of people who condemn them. - "The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly", Charles James Lever.