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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. sexual gratification; " he took his pleasure of her"
  3. an activity that affords enjoyment; " he puts duty before pleasure"
  4. a formal expression; " he serves at the pleasure of the President"
  5. To please; to gratify.
  6. What the will dictates or prefers as gratifying or satisfying; hence, will; choice; wish; purpose.
  7. To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify.
  8. To take pleasure; to seek pursue pleasure; as, to go pleasuring.
  9. 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.
  10. Amusement; sport; diversion; self- indulgence; frivolous or dissipating enjoyment; hence, sensual gratification; - opposed to labor, service, duty, self- denial, etc.
  11. Pleasurably.
  12. PLEASURABLENESS.
  13. Agreeable emotions: gratification: what the will prefers: purpose: command: approbation.
  14. ( B.) To give pleasure to.
  15. Gratification; choice of the will.
  16. An agreeable sensation or emotion; gratification; amusement in general.
  17. Pleasurable.
  18. Pleasureboat.
  19. P. ground.
  20. 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.
  21. 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. That night Lancelot's joy and pleasure were very great. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  2. 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
  3. " With all the pleasure in life," said Frank. – The Man Who Knew by Edgar Wallace
  4. I find my pleasure in it, too! – Faust by Goethe
  5. Helena laughed with pleasure. – The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence
  6. She was glad to give them pleasure. – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
  7. " With pleasure," replied the girl. – Home Scenes, and Home Influence A Series of Tales and Sketches by T. S. Arthur
  8. Bentley saw them with pleasure. – The Mind Master by Arthur J. Burks
  9. So would I. I'll ask her with pleasure. – A College Girl by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  10. Give pleasure to your wife, if you have one. – The Man Who Pleases and the Woman Who Charms by John A. Cone
  11. You gave them a great pleasure by going to talk to them. – Lady Merton, Colonist by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  12. It would be a great pleasure to me." – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  13. What a pleasure you have to come! – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade
  14. Why, it is a pleasure even to an old fellow like myself to watch them. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  15. " 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
  16. It will not give him pleasure. – The Soul of Man by Oscar Wilde
  17. " This is a pleasure indeed," said Lord Castlewell. – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  18. And with pleasure, I will answer for it. – The Adventures of a Special Correspondent by Jules Verne
  19. And told me pleasure was in rest. – The Poetical Works of Edward Young, Volume 2 by Edward Young
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