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noun     delight pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a feeling of great happiness and pleasure
    delight in:

    Joe’s delight in his children’s achievements was beautiful to see.

    with/in delight:

    They would slide down the icy slopes, shrieking with delight.

    to someone’s delight:

    To my great delight, she said yes.

  2. 2
    [countable] something that gives you pleasure or happiness
    be a delight:

    I must say she was a delight to teach.

    the delights of something:

    Enjoy the delights of rural Spain.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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