Definition for pleasure

noun as in will, inclination

Strongest matches

desire, purpose

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Example Sentences

In this time of shelter-in-place and social distancing, while restaurants have switched to delivery-only or closed entirely, eating — and finding the pleasure in eating, wherever we can — has taken on a whole new urgency.

From Eater

Watching Eric Andre dance along the edge of way too far is a pleasure.

From Ozy

With its pleasures and plumage, its elaborate and often exhausting mating rituals, it has the power to smash up and patch up lives.

On a recent weekday morning, I had the pleasure of meeting her in a Zoom call.

From Quartz

Confronted with several possible actions, we predict which will be most rewarding based on experience—weighing the pleasure of eating a chocolate chip cookie against avoiding a cavity and trip to the dentist.

My body used for his hard pleasure; a stone god gripping me in his hands.

Pleasure shoots magically in every direction like an explosion of sparks.

I had the pleasure of meeting Stuart Scott several years ago.

So here, for your Christmas Eve pleasure, are 20 of my favorites, 10 from the ecclesiastical division and 10 secular.

People will always scratch and save if a sudden burst of unrestrained pleasure can be purchased.

A flash of surprise and pleasure lit the fine eyes of the haughty beauty perched up there on the palace wall.

Big Reginald took their lives at pool, and pocketed their half-crowns in an easy genial way, which almost made losing a pleasure.

He saw with evident pleasure the outward and visible signs of the old earl's immense wealth.

As Felipe approached, the old man's face beamed with pleasure, and he came forward totteringly, leaning on a staff in each hand.

He used to walk through the park, and note with pleasure the care that his father bestowed on the gigantic property.


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On this page you'll find 154 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pleasure, such as: amusement, bliss, comfort, contentment, enjoyment, and gratification.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.