delectation

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GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

great enjoyment

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delectation - pleasure

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The formal word ‘delectation’ is used to express great delight, pleasure, or amusement. It is most commonly used when something is being presented or announced, and in such cases, it tends to be applied in the phrase ‘for (your) delectation’.

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Synonyms euphoria,relish
Antonyms

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  1. After having to cancel his tour, the musician performed a free concert online for the delectation of his fans around the world.

  2. Most of the best facilities in the city are geared to the delectation of the rich elite, which has become a cause of social unrest.

  3. A special ceremonial banquet was arranged for the delectation of the visiting dignitaries. It seemed to be very well received.

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