- the state or feeling of being pleased.
- enjoyment or satisfaction derived from what is to one's liking; gratification; delight.
- worldly or frivolous enjoyment: the pursuit of pleasure.
- recreation or amusement; diversion; enjoyment: Are you traveling on business or for pleasure?
- sensual gratification.
- a cause or source of enjoyment or delight: It was a pleasure to see you.
- pleasurable quality: the pleasure of his company.
- one's will, desire, or choice: to make known one's pleasure.
- to give pleasure to; gratify; please.
- to take pleasure; delight: I pleasure in your company.
- to seek pleasure, as by taking a holiday.
Origin of pleasure
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Related Words for pleasuredsatisfy, gratify, rejoice, thrill, attract, amuse, please, cheer, entertain, charm, enrapture, enchant, wow, fascinate, slay, allure, jubilate, tickle, send, content
Examples from the Web for pleasured
Contemporary Examples of pleasured
Then lastly, we have voyeurs, who just enjoy watching their lover get pleasured by another man.The Cuckolding Fetish: When Your Wife’s Cheating Turns You On
February 22, 2014
Historical Examples of pleasured
His body was what the dead man had most prized and pleasured, For in wombe was in god, Frag.
M. Valbonais has come, glancing up to see if it pleasured her young lady.A Little Girl in Old St. Louis
Amanda Minnie Douglas
Grant pleasured himself by reviewing his case in the most pessimistic light.Dust of the Desert
Robert Welles Ritchie
He differed so from other men that her mind was pleasured with the thought he had descended from a larger sphere.The Pace That Kills
He was a slow-witted man, and he could devise no ready answer, no such cutting gibe as it would have pleasured him to administer.Love-at-Arms
- an agreeable or enjoyable sensation or emotionthe pleasure of hearing good music
- something that gives or affords enjoyment or delighthis garden was his only pleasure
- amusement, recreation, or enjoyment
- (as modifier)a pleasure boat; pleasure ground
- euphemistic sexual gratification or enjoymenthe took his pleasure of her
- a person's preference or choice
- (when intr, often foll by in) to give pleasure to or take pleasure (in)
Word Origin for pleasure
late 14c., "condition of enjoyment," from Old French plesir, also plaisir "enjoyment, delight, desire, will" (12c.), from noun use of infinitive plaisir (v.) "to please," from Latin placere "to please, give pleasure, be approved" (see please (v.)). Ending altered in English 14c. by influence of words in -ure (measure, etc.). Meaning "sensual enjoyment as the chief object of life" is attested from 1520s.
1530s, "to take pleasure in;" 1550s as "give pleasure to," from pleasure (n.). Sexual sense by 1610s. Related: Pleasured; pleasuring.