[plezh-er-uh-buh l]
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Origin of pleasurable

First recorded in 1570–80; pleasure + -able
Related formspleas·ur·a·ble·ness, nounpleas·ur·a·bly, adverbqua·si-pleas·ur·a·ble, adjectivequa·si-pleas·ur·a·bly, adverbun·pleas·ur·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for pleasurable

enjoyable, gratifying, entertaining, satisfying, pleasing, sensual

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British Dictionary definitions for pleasurable


  1. enjoyable, agreeable, or gratifying
Derived Formspleasurableness, nounpleasurably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for pleasurable

1570s, from pleasure (n.) + -able. Related: Pleasurability; pleasurably. For sense, cf. comfortable.

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