verb (used with object), pleas·ured, pleas·ur·ing.
verb (used without object), pleas·ured, pleas·ur·ing.
Origin of pleasure
Synonyms for pleasure
Related Words for pleasuringsatisfy, gratify, rejoice, thrill, attract, amuse, please, cheer, entertain, charm, enrapture, enchant, wow, fascinate, slay, allure, jubilate, tickle, send, content
Examples from the Web for pleasuring
Contemporary Examples of pleasuring
Arias claimed she had once caught him pleasuring himself while looking at photos of a little boy wearing only underwear.Will Jodi Arias Go Free?
May 3, 2013
Historical Examples of pleasuring
Darkness was coming on, and for a while he played about among the trees, pleasuring in his freedom.White Fang
He is off pleasuring, and the other is here planning and toiling.Floyd Grandon's Honor
Amanda Minnie Douglas
I shall look after her clothes, education, pleasuring, as if she were my own child.Sisters Three
Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Come, mama; you don't grudge them a day's pleasuring, I'm sure.Esther's Charge
Their pleasuring is on so large a scale that you cannot make it fit your times or necessities.
- amusement, recreation, or enjoyment
- (as modifier)a pleasure boat; pleasure ground
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.