Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of pleasing highly, or state of being greatly pleased; delight.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of pleasing highly; the state of being greatly pleased; delight.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of pleasing highly; delight.

Etymologies

Latin oblectatio. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • However, having received the expected, or rather the required, compliment on his sobriety, the Baron proceeded -- 'No, sir, though I am myself of a strong temperament, I abhor ebriety, and detest those who swallow wine gulce causa, for the oblectation of the gullet; albeit I might deprecate the law of Pittacus of

    Waverley — Volume 1

  • "History telleth of one Jacob Bunting, whose wife, several years younger than himself, played him certain sorry pranks with the young curate of the parish: the said Jacob, knowing nothing thereof, but furnishing great oblectation unto his neighbours, by boasting that he turned an excellent penny by selling poultry to his reverence above market prices, -- 'For

    Eugene Aram — Volume 05

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  • JM enjoys a good oblectation as much as the next man

    February 16, 2009

  • oblectation – pleasure; satisfaction; recreation; delight

    July 26, 2008