- the act of enjoying.
- the possession, use, or occupancy of anything with satisfaction or pleasure: to have the enjoyment of a large income.
- a particular form or source of pleasure: Hunting is his greatest enjoyment.
- Law. the exercise of a right: the enjoyment of an estate.
Origin of enjoyment
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2. delight, gratification. See pleasure.
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Examples from the Web for enjoyment
His discourse is now more detailed: submission, which is the meaning of islam in Arabic, gives him a kind of enjoyment.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President
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And food, far from being a source of energy and enjoyment, has become a battleground of guilt and shame and excess and starvation.How the Ministry of Thin Enslaves Women
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Portion it out over numerous sittings for no other reason than prolonging its enjoyment.This Week’s Hot Reads: March 17, 2014
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Herewith for your enjoyment and frustration is my list, by category and in no particular order.My Favorite Books of 2013: Jill Lepore, Adelle Waldman, James Salter & More
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As for the child, he gave himself wholly to the enjoyment of a stick of candy.Other Tales and Sketches
Money means to the traveller not only health, enjoyment, comfort, but knowledge.The Roof of France
Beyond this she had little time for enjoyment, for she had so much work to do.Rico and Wiseli
Weary Willie was the only man of them all who appeared to find any enjoyment in the situation.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
The revulsion accentuated her enjoyment of the picturesque aspects of the scene.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
- the act or condition of receiving pleasure from something
- the use or possession of something that is satisfying or beneficial
- something that provides joy or satisfaction
- the possession or exercise of a legal right
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Word Origin and History for enjoyment
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