delightful etymology

English word delightful comes from English delight, English -ful

Detailed word origin of delightful

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
delight English (eng) (intransitive) To have or take great pleasure.. To give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please highly. Joy; pleasure.. Something that gives great joy or pleasure.
-ful English (eng) Used to form adjectives from nouns. Full of, tending to, or thoroughly possessing the quality expressed by the noun.. Used to form nouns from nouns meaning “as much as can be held by what is denoted by the noun”. Used to form nouns indicating a great deal of the quantity expressed by the noun.
delightful English (eng) Pleasant; pleasing, bringing enjoyment, satisfaction, or pleasure.

Words with the same origin as delightful

Descendants of -ful
colorful disgraceful doubtful graceful grateful hateful helpful hopeful hurtful joyful meaningful merciful painful peaceful resourceful respectful rightful stressful successful suspenseful thankful truthful useful youthful