delighted


delighted
[[t]dɪla͟ɪtɪd[/t]]
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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 public response.

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delightedly ADV ADV with v

`There!' Jackson exclaimed delightedly.

2) ADJ: v-link ADJ, oft ADJ to-inf (feelings) If someone invites or asks you to do something, you can say that you would be delighted to do it, as a way of showing that you are very willing to do it.

`You must come to Tinsley's graduation party.' - `I'd be delighted.'


English dictionary. 2008.

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