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  • noundelight, happiness
  • nounwill, inclination

synonyms for pleasures

  • amusement
  • bliss
  • comfort
  • contentment
  • enjoyment
  • gratification
  • hobby
  • joy
  • luxury
  • satisfaction
  • thrill
  • buzz
  • delectation
  • diversion
  • ease
  • entertainment
  • felicity
  • flash
  • fruition
  • game
  • gladness
  • gluttony
  • gusto
  • indulgence
  • joyride
  • kick
  • kicks
  • recreation
  • relish
  • revelry
  • seasoning
  • self-indulgence
  • solace
  • spice
  • titillation
  • turn-on
  • velvet
  • zest
  • joie de vivre
  • primrose path

antonyms for pleasures

MOST RELEVANT
  • discontent
  • displeasure
  • dissatisfaction
  • misery
  • need
  • sadness
  • sorrow
  • unhappiness
  • upset
  • want
  • woe
  • work
  • apathy
  • blandness
  • chore
  • dullness
  • labor
  • task
  • dislike
  • gloom
  • hate
  • hatred
  • melancholy
  • pain
  • trouble
  • worry
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How to use pleasures in a sentence

She grants the enjoyment of sedentary pursuits to those to whom she has denied hardier pleasures.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
But Yung Pak was not allowed to share the pleasures and the trials of the boys in the public school.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
One of Yung Pak's greatest pleasures was to listen to the stories which his father used to tell him about these journeys.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
The king smiled, and remembering his past pleasures, ordered a thousand crowns to the peasant.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
The pleasures of life (the rational pleasures I hope) had always an attraction for me.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
They will be duly appreciated, and remind her constantly of the pleasures of your visit.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
Of all the pleasures he pursued, of all the desires he cherished, only one remained unfulfilled—a tour abroad.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
It is ill-bred, and looks as if you were unaccustomed to such pleasures, and so desirous to prolong each one.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
The pleasures of melancholy are best enjoyed by those who have loved and lost and been desired by no one else.
THE WHALE AND THE GRASSHOPPERSEUMAS O'BRIEN
He tastes the pleasures of ambition—pleasures full of vague forecastings and long, long hopes.
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