verb (used with object), pleas·ured, pleas·ur·ing.
verb (used without object), pleas·ured, pleas·ur·ing.
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Origin of pleasure
synonym study for pleasure
OTHER WORDS FROM pleasurepleas·ure·ful, adjectivepleas·ure·less, adjectivepleas·ure·less·ly, adverban·ti·pleas·ure, noun, adjective
Words nearby pleasure
Example sentences from the Web for pleasure
In this time of shelter-in-place and social distancing, while restaurants have switched to delivery-only or closed entirely, eating — and finding the pleasure in eating, wherever we can — has taken on a whole new urgency.
Watching Eric Andre dance along the edge of way too far is a pleasure.
With its pleasures and plumage, its elaborate and often exhausting mating rituals, it has the power to smash up and patch up lives.Sex Is Driven by the Impetus to Change - Issue 88: Love & Sex|Jill Neimark|August 12, 2020|Nautilus
On a recent weekday morning, I had the pleasure of meeting her in a Zoom call.Covid-19 will change the way we live as older adults|Lila MacLellan|July 26, 2020|Quartz
Confronted with several possible actions, we predict which will be most rewarding based on experience—weighing the pleasure of eating a chocolate chip cookie against avoiding a cavity and trip to the dentist.DeepMind’s Newest AI Programs Itself to Make All the Right Decisions|Jason Dorrier|July 26, 2020|Singularity Hub
Pleasure shoots magically in every direction like an explosion of sparks.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I had the pleasure of meeting Stuart Scott several years ago.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott|Stereo Williams|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They get $8 million to dredge the channel for pleasure boats to sail to Catalina Island.
I tell him about the Pleasure Chest--a Hollywood shop that sells sexual paraphernalia.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On top of the pleasure (or pain), the clients who saw Mistress Carla received their own additional perks.
Is it indeed true that I was so near to the pleasure and honour of making your acquaintance?The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846|Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
This "lake of the mountains" is a favourite place for picnics and pleasure trips from Northport and Belleville.Life in the Clearings versus the Bush|Susanna Moodie
Men go sighing on, drinking their rivers of pleasure and climbing their mountains of vanity.The Hart and the Water-Brooks;|John R. Macduff
You knew you had fascinated me and bewitched me, and it gave you pleasure to toy with me!Frank Merriwell's Son|Burt L. Standish
Then, he was altogether one of us in his notions of pleasure and recreation.
British Dictionary definitions for pleasure
- amusement, recreation, or enjoyment
- (as modifier)a pleasure boat; pleasure ground