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enjoyment

[en-joi-muh nt] /ɛnˈdʒɔɪ mənt/
noun
1.
the act of enjoying.
2.
the possession, use, or occupancy of anything with satisfaction or pleasure:
to have the enjoyment of a large income.
3.
a particular form or source of pleasure:
Hunting is his greatest enjoyment.
4.
Law. the exercise of a right:
the enjoyment of an estate.
Origin of enjoyment
1545-1555
First recorded in 1545-55; enjoy + -ment
Related forms
preenjoyment, noun
reenjoyment, noun
self-enjoyment, noun
Synonyms
2. delight, gratification. See pleasure.
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  • As for the child, he gave himself wholly to the enjoyment of a stick of candy.

    Other Tales and Sketches Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Money means to the traveller not only health, enjoyment, comfort, but knowledge.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Beyond this she had little time for enjoyment, for she had so much work to do.

    Rico and Wiseli Johanna Spyri
  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for enjoyment

enjoyment

/ɪnˈdʒɔɪmənt/
noun
1.
the act or condition of receiving pleasure from something
2.
the use or possession of something that is satisfying or beneficial
3.
something that provides joy or satisfaction
4.
the possession or exercise of a legal right
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Word Origin and History for enjoyment
n.

1550s, from enjoy + -ment.

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