pleasurable

[ plezh-er-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈplɛʒ ər ə bəl /

adjective

such as to give pleasure; enjoyable; agreeable; pleasant: a pleasurable experience.

Nearby words

  1. pleasedly,
  2. pleasence,
  3. pleaser,
  4. pleasing,
  5. pleasingly,
  6. pleasure,
  7. pleasure dome,
  8. pleasure principle,
  9. pleasure-seeker,
  10. pleat

Origin of pleasurable

First recorded in 1570–80; pleasure + -able

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for unpleasurable

pleasurable

/ (ˈplɛʒərəbəl) /

adjective

enjoyable, agreeable, or gratifying
Derived Formspleasurableness, nounpleasurably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for unpleasurable

pleasurable

adj.

1570s, from pleasure (n.) + -able. Related: Pleasurability; pleasurably. For sense, cf. comfortable.

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