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Pleasure

Pleas´ure
n.1.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.
2.Amusement; sport; diversion; self-indulgence; frivolous or dissipating enjoyment; hence, sensual gratification; - opposed to labor, service, duty, self-denial, etc.
He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man.
- Prov. xxi. 17.
Lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.
- 2 Tim. iii. 4.
3.What the will dictates or prefers as gratifying or satisfying; hence, will; choice; wish; purpose.
4.That which pleases; a favor; a gratification.
Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure
- Acts xxv. 9.
At pleasure
by arbitrary will or choice.
To take pleasure in
to have enjoyment in.
- Dryden.
v. t.1.To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify.
[imp. & p. p. Pleasured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pleasuring.]
[Rolled] his hoop to pleasure Edith.
- Tennyson.
v. i.1.To take pleasure; to seek pursue pleasure; as, to go pleasuring.
Noun1.Pleasurepleasure - a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience; "he was tingling with pleasure"
Synonyms: pleasance
Antonyms:
painfulness, pain - emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid; "the pain of loneliness"
2.pleasure - 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"
Synonyms: delight, joy
3.pleasure - a formal expression; "he serves at the pleasure of the President"
4.pleasure - an activity that affords enjoyment; "he puts duty before pleasure"
5.pleasure - sexual gratification; "he took his pleasure of her"
affability, agreeability, agreeableness, alternate choice, alternative, amenity, amiability, amicability, animus, appetence, appetency, appetite, ardor, behest, bidding, bliss, blissfulness, choice, comfort, command, commandment, compatibility, complaisance, conation, conatus, concupiscence, congeniality, contentment, cordiality, curiosity, decision, delectate, delectation, desideration, desire, determination, dictate, dictation, direct order, discretion, disposition, diversion, divertisement, divertissement, drive, eagerness, enjoyableness, enjoyment, entertainment, fancy, fantasy, felicitousness, free choice, free will, fruition, geniality, gladden, goodliness, goodness, graciousness, gratification, gratify, happify, harmoniousness, hest, hope, horme, imperative, inclination, intellectual curiosity, intention, joyance, kick, libido, liking, lust, lust for learning, mellifluousness, mellowness, mind, mirth, need, niceness, objective, option, optionality, order, passe-temps, passion, pastime, pleasance, pleasingness, pleasurability, pleasurableness, pleasure principle, pleasurefulness, possible choice, preference, rapport, recreation, regalement, relaxation, relish, resolution, say-so, sexual desire, solace, special order, sweetness, thirst for knowledge, thrill, urge, velleity, volition, want, wanting, welcomeness, will, will and pleasure, will power, wish, wish fulfillment, word, word of command
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