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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"

    pleasance, delight, joy

    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"

    joyousness, joy, pleasance, delectation, delight, joyfulness

    painfulness, pain

  3. pleasure(noun)

    a formal expression

    "he serves at the pleasure of the President"

    pleasance, delight, joy

    painfulness, pain

  4. pleasure(noun)

    an activity that affords enjoyment

    "he puts duty before pleasure"

    pleasance, delight, joy

    painfulness, pain

  5. pleasure(noun)

    sexual gratification

    "he took his pleasure of her"

    pleasance, delight, joy

    pain, painfulness


  1. pleasure(noun)

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

    displeasure, pain

  2. pleasure(noun)

    to give pleasure (especially sexual pleasure) to

    Johnny pleasured Jackie orally last night.

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

    displeasure, pain

  3. pleasure(noun)

    a person, thing or action that causes enjoyment

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

    displeasure, pain

  4. pleasure(noun)

    one's preference

    What is your pleasure, coffee or tea?

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

    pain, displeasure

  5. pleasure(noun)

    the will or desire of someone or some agency in power

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

    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.

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pleasure(n.)

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

  2. pleasure(n.)

    sensuality, voluptuousness, luxury, animal gratification

  3. pleasure(n.)

    will, choice, preference, purpose, wish, mind

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pleasure(n)

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


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How to use pleasure in a sentence?

  1. Henry David Thoreau:

    I derive no pleasure from talking with a young woman simply because she has regular features.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person, who yearns to have only happiness, joy, pleasure, enjoyment and fun and preaches about these things mostly to the people, is not at all a good one to anyone.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    How like a winter hath my absence been From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen, What old December's bareness everywhere

  4. Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah:

    This is the kind of impact I'm interested in having, it's always been a fear that people would think about Adventures as a site for titillation, and that wasn't my intention. Of course in reading about sex and sexuality it's natural to get turned on, and of course we write stories that are sexy, but for me that wasn't the point. The point is women need to know they have a right to sexual pleasure.

  5. RVM:

    What is Fulfillment? Fulfillment is being Blissfully Content...with Pleasure and Peace… with Calmness and Courage…with Joy and Love.

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