Oblectation Ob"lec*ta"tion, n. [L. oblectatio.] The act of pleasing highly; the state of being greatly pleased; delight. [R.] --Feltham. [1913 Webster]

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  • oblectation — et esbat, Oblectatio, Oblectamentum …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • oblectation — ˌäˌblekˈtāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin oblectation , oblectatio, from oblectatus (past participle of oblectare to delight, from ob to, over, completely + lactare, freq. of lacere to allure) + ion ,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • oblectation — n. enjoyment, fun, pleasure; gratification …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oblectation — ob·lec·ta·tion …   English syllables

  • Pleasure — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Pleasure >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 pleasure pleasure gratification enjoyment fruition Sgm: N 1 oblectation oblectation delectation Sgm: N 1 relish relish zest Sgm: N 1 gusto gusto …   English dictionary for students

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