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Synonyms for pleasure
ˈplɛʒ ərplea·sure

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  1. pleasurenoun

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

    pain, displeasure

  2. pleasurenoun

    a state of being pleased

    Johnny pleasured Jackie orally last night.

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

    pain, displeasure

  3. pleasurenoun

    a person, thing or action that causes enjoyment

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

    displeasure, pain

  4. pleasurenoun

    one's preference

    What is your pleasure, coffee or tea?

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

    pain, displeasure

  5. pleasurenoun

    the will or desire of someone or some agency in power

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

    pain, displeasure

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pleasure, pleasancenoun

    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, pleasurenoun

    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. pleasurenoun

    a formal expression

    "he serves at the pleasure of the President"

    pleasance, delight, joy

    painfulness, pain

  4. pleasurenoun

    an activity that affords enjoyment

    "he puts duty before pleasure"

    pleasance, delight, joy

    painfulness, pain

  5. pleasurenoun

    sexual gratification

    "he took his pleasure of her"

    pleasance, delight, joy

    pain, painfulness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pleasurenoun

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

  2. pleasurenoun

    sensuality, voluptuousness, luxury, animal gratification

  3. pleasurenoun

    will, choice, preference, purpose, wish, mind

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pleasurenoun

    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. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce:

    Abstainer. A weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.

  2. Maxim Gorky:

    When work is a pleasure, life is a joy — When work is a duty, life is slavery.

  3. Haskell Wexler:

    You can ... figure you're an old guy and you (already) did your thing, then something inside me gets reminded that my 'thing' is what makes me alive -- to be able to have a camera and an idea and an urge that gives me pleasure.

  4. Ezequiel Barrenechea:

    All these things were difficult, believe me, but it was a pleasure. The final result of this is a project that's unique and an example for all of the world.

  5. Raoul Vaneigem:

    The eruption of lived pleasure is such that in losing myself I find myself; forgetting that I exist, I realize myself.

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