appear, be, feel, look, seem
highly, only too (both esp. BrE)

Mrs Cartwright said she would be only too delighted to present the prizes.

absolutely, quite
clearly, obviously

‘Poor Gloria,’ she said, although she was secretly delighted.


They were highly delighted at the court's decision.


I'm delighted by your news.


He's really delighted with his new MP3 player.

Delighted is used with these nouns: ↑laugh

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