View synonyms for enjoyment


[ en-joi-muhnt ]


  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.

    Synonyms: gratification, delight

  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.


/ ɪnˈdʒɔɪmənt /


  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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Other Words From

  • preen·joyment noun
  • reen·joyment noun
  • self-en·joyment noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of enjoyment1

First recorded in 1545–55; enjoy + -ment

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Example Sentences

The idea that a hot spot has to be birded in a certain way and recorded in a certain way really takes the enjoyment out of visiting new places.

Having the room to communicate in a style that works for me – at least internally – makes it easier for me to get my work done and increases the enjoyment I get out of my work.

This is the game that made me realize that bias over historical setting can really lend to one’s personal enjoyment of a “Creed” game.

It allows Noémi to acknowledge the reality of her enjoyment while still rejecting it on no uncertain terms.

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While the same tenets of enjoyment and accomplishment that you get from design projects can apply to repairs, many times trying to repair something yourself can cause bigger issues and cost you more money immediately or in the future.

His discourse is now more detailed: submission, which is the meaning of islam in Arabic, gives him a kind of enjoyment.

I am asking you to please join with me to ensure this enjoyment by not revealing any of these answers or other issues.

But he went to the dance halls where these bands played for sheer enjoyment.

And food, far from being a source of energy and enjoyment, has become a battleground of guilt and shame and excess and starvation.

During a balmy summer, few things provide immediate enjoyment like a chilled glass of rosé.

No, Sir, said the other, nothing at all except the enjoyment of your good company: and so gave over importuning him.

Perhaps the nearest approach to a pure æsthetic enjoyment in these early days is the love of flowers.

The enjoyment of a picture means the understanding of it as a picture, and this requires a process of self-education.

The morning to sleep, the afternoon to business and the evening to enjoyment, seems the usual routine with the favored classes.

He even felt a certain enjoyment in the discomfiture of the self-constituted posse of searchers for stolen goods.