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
My body used for his hard pleasure; a stone god gripping me in his hands.
Pleasure shoots magically in every direction like an explosion of sparks.
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
So here, for your Christmas Eve pleasure, are 20 of my favorites, 10 from the ecclesiastical division and 10 secular.
People will always scratch and save if a sudden burst of unrestrained pleasure can be purchased.
A flash of surprise and pleasure lit the fine eyes of the haughty beauty perched up there on the palace wall.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Big Reginald took their lives at pool, and pocketed their half-crowns in an easy genial way, which almost made losing a pleasure.
He saw with evident pleasure the outward and visible signs of the old earl's immense wealth.
As Felipe approached, the old man's face beamed with pleasure, and he came forward totteringly, leaning on a staff in each hand.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
He used to walk through the park, and note with pleasure the care that his father bestowed on the gigantic property.
British Dictionary definitions for pleasure
- amusement, recreation, or enjoyment
- (as modifier)a pleasure boat; pleasure ground