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
Example sentences from the Web for pleasure
As it relates to chocolate, one should be able to choose their pleasure.Meet Four Craft Chocolate Makers Decolonizing the Industry|Jinji Fraser|October 22, 2020|Eater
The nose is tailored to measure an unpredictable chemical array in our environment, allowing the brain to evaluate when minute molecular traces shift behavioral meanings to signal pleasure, danger, or novelty.Our Mind-Boggling Sense of Smell - Issue 91: The Amazing Brain|Ann-Sophie Barwich|October 14, 2020|Nautilus
For example, after a bad breakup, people’s recollections of the early stages of the relationship, previously recalled with pleasure, often turn darker.
Also out of crisis comes a renewed appreciation for small pleasures that give life meaning.This year’s SN 10 scientists aim to solve some of science’s biggest challenges|Science News Staff|September 30, 2020|Science News
It’s a great pleasure to let people try our food and know how much they enjoy it.
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|Aurora Snow|February 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Raphael Sabatini
Full of dumb pain we pleasured our centuries with anticipation; we watched as we gamed away the hours.Melomaniacs|James Huneker
Moreover had We pleasured We had certainly raised up a warner in every city.A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihd'|Moulavi Gergh Ali
Grant pleasured himself by reviewing his case in the most pessimistic light.Dust of the Desert|Robert Welles Ritchie
Despite the hurt to his self-esteem of every moment spent with her, he pleasured in every such moment.Smoke Bellew|Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for pleasure
- amusement, recreation, or enjoyment
- (as modifier)a pleasure boat; pleasure ground