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
Because the music here is so free, so joyous, so relaxed that all its pleasures are instantly communicable.
Its pleasures are undoubtedly visual, but also more cerebral than many of the other performing arts.
And with Skink as his guide, Richard discovers the pleasures of the unplugged life.
But the pleasures of vengeance and hedonism prove a dead end for Wanda.Holocaust Horrors Haunt the Films ‘Ida’ And ‘The German Doctor’|Jack Schwartz|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His one previous musical, the 1996 film Everyone Says I Love You, is an ode to the pleasures of old-Hollywood escapism.Woody Allen’s ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ Musical and the Moral Responsibility of an Artist|Brian Spitulnik|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Beauchamp hugged his politics like some who show their love of the pleasures of life by taking to them angrily.Beauchamp's Career, Complete|George Meredith
The position of collector of pleasures from every possible source?De Officiis|Marcus Tullius Cicero
I would not go so far as the eminent professor, who insisted that eating was the greatest of all the pleasures in life.Windfalls|(AKA Alpha of the Plough) Alfred George Gardiner
Exclusive of postage and pleasures, this is all one is called upon to spend in Florence.Pencillings by the Way|N. Parker Willis
She had no one with whom to share her pleasures since Rico's departure, even if she had a moment to herself.Rico and Wiseli|Johanna Spyri
British Dictionary definitions for pleasure
- amusement, recreation, or enjoyment
- (as modifier)a pleasure boat; pleasure ground