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Synonyms for pleasure
ˈplɛʒ ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pleasure, pleasance(noun)

    a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience

    "he was tingling with pleasure"

    Synonyms:
    pleasance, delight, joy

    Antonyms:
    pain, painfulness

  2. joy, delight, pleasure(noun)

    something or someone that provides a source of happiness

    "a joy to behold"; "the pleasure of his company"; "the new car is a delight"

    Synonyms:
    joyousness, joy, pleasance, delectation, delight, joyfulness

    Antonyms:
    painfulness, pain

  3. pleasure(noun)

    a formal expression

    "he serves at the pleasure of the President"

    Synonyms:
    pleasance, delight, joy

    Antonyms:
    painfulness, pain

  4. pleasure(noun)

    an activity that affords enjoyment

    "he puts duty before pleasure"

    Synonyms:
    pleasance, delight, joy

    Antonyms:
    painfulness, pain

  5. pleasure(noun)

    sexual gratification

    "he took his pleasure of her"

    Synonyms:
    pleasance, delight, joy

    Antonyms:
    pain, painfulness

Wiktionary

  1. pleasure(noun)

    Synonyms:
    gratification, gladness, want, wish, fancy, discretion, delight, indulgence, happiness, joy, satisfaction, will, desire

    Antonyms:
    displeasure, pain

  2. pleasure(noun)

    to give pleasure (especially sexual pleasure) to

    Johnny pleasured Jackie orally last night.

    Synonyms:
    happiness, desire, gladness, fancy, discretion, gratification, wish, delight, indulgence, joy, want, satisfaction, will

    Antonyms:
    displeasure, pain

  3. pleasure(noun)

    a person, thing or action that causes enjoyment

    Synonyms:
    happiness, will, gratification, delight, satisfaction, gladness, joy, wish, fancy, indulgence, want, desire, discretion

    Antonyms:
    displeasure, pain

  4. pleasure(noun)

    one's preference

    What is your pleasure, coffee or tea?

    Synonyms:
    want, happiness, gladness, joy, delight, will, fancy, satisfaction, wish, desire, gratification, indulgence, discretion

    Antonyms:
    pain, displeasure

  5. pleasure(noun)

    the will or desire of someone or some agency in power

    Synonyms:
    happiness, will, fancy, gladness, gratification, desire, discretion, indulgence, joy, delight, wish, want, satisfaction

    Antonyms:
    displeasure, pain

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pleasure

    Entertainment and recreation imply thought and mental occupation, tho in an agreeable, refreshing way; they are therefore words of a high order. Entertainment, apart from its special senses of a public performance or a social party, and predominantly even there, is used of somewhat mirthful mental delight; recreation may, and usually does, combine the mental with the physical. Amusement and pastime are nearly equivalent, the latter probably the lighter word; many slight things may be pastimes which we should hardly dignify by the name of amusements. Sports are almost wholly on the physical plane, tho involving a certain grade of mental action; fox-hunting, horse-racing, and baseball are sports. Certain sports may afford entertainment or recreation to certain persons, according to their individual tastes; but entertainment and recreation are capable of a meaning so high as never to be approached by any meaning of sport. Cheer may be very quiet, as the cheer of a bright fire to an aged traveler; merriment is with liveliness and laughter; fun and frolic are apt to be boisterous. Amusement is a form of enjoyment, but enjoyment may be too keen to be called amusement. Compare synonyms for ENTERTAIN.

    Synonyms:
    amusement, cheer, delight, diversion, enjoyment, entertainment, frolic, fun, merriment, pastime, recreation, sport

    Antonyms:
    ennui, fatigue, labor, lassitude, toil, weariness, work

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pleasure(n.)

    Synonyms:
    enjoyment, gratification, comfort, delight, joy, gladness, temporary happiness

  2. pleasure(n.)

    Synonyms:
    sensuality, voluptuousness, luxury, animal gratification

  3. pleasure(n.)

    Synonyms:
    will, choice, preference, purpose, wish, mind

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pleasure(n)

    Synonyms:
    gratification, enjoyment, happiness, delectation, delight, amusement, recreation, diversion, will, choice, preference, desire, voluptuousness, sensuality

    Antonyms:
    displeasure

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#61631gladness
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#116280plaisance
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#156194voluptuousness
#231713delectation
#271085joyfulness
#320546joyousness

How to use pleasure in a sentence?

  1. Jody Wager:

    When we dance, the pleasure centers in our brains light up.

  2. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron:

    Pleasure's a sin, and sometimes sin's a pleasure.

  3. Francis Quarles:

    Be very circumspect in the choice of thy company. In the society of thine equals thou shalt enjoy more pleasure; in the society of thy superiors thou shalt find more profit. To be the best in the company is the way to grow worse.

  4. Neil Armstrong:

    We've often had people come up to us and tell us how the moon landing inspired them. They come up to Rick and I and tell us how they were inspired by the achievement and how it made them want to be better, that's a very powerful thing. It's a pleasure to be a part of something that lifts humanity up.

  5. Thomas Jefferson:

    An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.


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