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pleasure

pleas·ure

pleasure

 
 
pronunciation:
ple zhr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a happy, delighted, or satisfied feeling.
Reading mysteries gives her pleasure.
synonyms:
contentment, delight, elation, enjoyment, gratification, happiness, satisfaction
antonyms:
dismay, displeasure, pain
similar words:
amusement, bliss, ecstasy, exhilaration, fulfillment, glee, joy, mirth, rapture
definition 2: something that gives enjoyment or satisfaction.
His friendship is a pleasure.
synonyms:
delight, enjoyment, gratification, treat
similar words:
fun, joy
definition 3: a desire or preference.
What is your pleasure?
synonyms:
fancy, preference, will, wish
similar words:
choice, desire, option
definition 4: satisfaction of the senses.
the pursuit of erotic pleasure
synonyms:
carnality, flesh, luxury, satiation, sensuality
antonyms:
discomfort, irritation, pain
similar words:
delight, dissipation, enjoyment, indulgence, prodigality
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pleasured, pleasures, pleasuring
definition: to give pleasure to.
synonyms:
delight, gratify, satisfy
similar words:
content, elate, exhilarate, satiate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to have or take pleasure.
synonyms:
indulge, luxuriate, revel
similar words:
joy
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derivations: pleasureful (adj.), pleasureless (adj.), pleasurelessly (adv.)
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