Definitions of pleasure

  1.   something or someone that provides pleasure a source of happiness a joy to behold the pleasure of his company the new car is a delight
  2.   a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience he was tingling with pleasure
  3.   sexual gratification he took his pleasure of her
  4.   an activity that affords enjoyment he puts duty before pleasure
  5.   a formal expression he serves at the pleasure of the President
  6.   To please to gratify
  7.   What the will dictates or prefers as gratifying or satisfying hence will choice wish purpose
  8.   That which pleases a favor a gratification
  9.   To give or afford pleasure to to please to gratify
  10.   To take pleasure to seek pursue pleasure as to go pleasuring
  11.   The gratification of the senses or of the mind agreeable sensations or emotions the excitement relish or happiness produced by the expectation or the enjoyment of something good delightful or satisfying opposed to pain sorrow etc
  12.   Amusement sport diversion self indulgence frivolous or dissipating enjoyment hence sensual gratification opposed to labor service duty self denial etc
  13.   Pleasurably
  14.   Delight amusement enjoyment a delight a joy choice wish as what is your pleasure
  16.   Agreeable emotions gratification what the will prefers purpose command approbation
  17.   B To give pleasure to
  18.   Gratification choice of the will
  19.   An agreeable sensation or emotion gratification amusement in general
  20.   Pleasurable
  21.   Pleasureboat
  22.   P ground
  23.   The gratification of the senses or of the mind agreeable sensations or emotions enjoyment delight sensual gratification what the will dictates or desires a favour arbitrary will or choice
  24.   Agreeable sensations or emotions enjoyment or gratification of the mind or senses what the will dictates or prefers preference delight choice purpose arbitrary will that which pleases

Quotes of pleasure

  1. Passion is all but soft it's not tender it's violence to which you get hooked by pleasure – Isabelle Adjani
  2. That was my dream to drive for Ferrari but I am not a kid any more If Ferrari is the best team and if I get the chance to drive for Ferrari it would be with pleasure – Jean Alesi
  3. What our children have to fear is not the cars on the highways of tomorrow but our own pleasure in calculating the most elegant parameters of their deaths – J. G. Ballard
  4. If it doesn't work out there will never be any doubt that the pleasure was worth all the pain – Jimmy Buffett
  5. Pleasure and pain though directly opposite are contrived to be constant companions – Pierre Charron
  6. He greatly valued his possessions chiefly because they were his and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting a statuette a rare lace curtain no matter what after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods – Kate Chopin
  7. Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure married in haste we repent at leisure – William Congreve
  8. I have never killed a man but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure – Clarence Darrow
  9. The vine bears three kinds of grapes the first of pleasure the second of intoxication the third of disgust – Diogenes
  10. Half the pleasure of solitude comes from having with us some friend to whom we can say how sweet solitude is – William Jay
  11. Man is so muddled so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes that every day even the most submissive believer can be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure – Joseph de Maistre
  12. When I was in Birmingham I used to go to a place called Redwood Field I used to get there for a two o'clock game Where can you make this kind of money playing sports It was just a pleasure to go out and enjoy myself and get paid for it – Willie Mays
  13. Rascals are always sociable more's the pity and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others' company – Arthur Schopenhauer
  14. The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding – Leonardo da Vinci
  15. If one could be friendly with women what a pleasure the relationship so secret and private compared with relations with men Why not write about it truthfully – Virginia Woolf

Usage examples for pleasure

  1. It will not give him pleasure – The Soul of Man by Oscar Wilde
  2. You gave them a great pleasure by going to talk to them – Lady Merton, Colonist by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. Give pleasure to your wife if you have one – The Man Who Pleases and the Woman Who Charms by John A. Cone
  4. And told me pleasure was in rest – The Poetical Works of Edward Young, Volume 2 by Edward Young
  5. With all the pleasure in life said Frank – The Man Who Knew by Edgar Wallace
  6. With pleasure replied the girl – Home Scenes, and Home Influence A Series of Tales and Sketches by T. S. Arthur
  7. That night Lancelot's joy and pleasure were very great – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  8. What a pleasure you have to come – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade
  9. Bentley saw them with pleasure – The Mind Master by Arthur J. Burks
  10. She has the pleasure if it can be called that and I have the blame – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  11. With pleasure I replied – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. And with pleasure I will answer for it – The Adventures of a Special Correspondent by Jules Verne
  13. Why it is a pleasure even to an old fellow like myself to watch them – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  14. She was glad to give them pleasure – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
  15. “ I find my pleasure in it too – Faust by Goethe
  16. This is a pleasure indeed said Lord Castlewell ” – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  17. “ Helena laughed with pleasure – The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence
  18. It would be a great pleasure to me – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  19. So would I I'll ask her with pleasure – A College Girl by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey