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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?.
  15. PLEASURABLENESS.
  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.
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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
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