Pleasure means the state of being pleased, delighted or gratified.(noun)
An example of pleasure is enjoying reading books.
Pleasure is defined as to please or gratify someone.(verb)
An example of pleasure is to cook someone a very special meal.
See pleasure in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME, altered < plesir < MFr plaiser, orig. inf.: see please
See pleasure in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French plaisir
Origin: , from plaisir, to please; see please.
See pleasure in Ologies
a mania for pleasing delusions.
1. the cultivation of a refined taste, as in food, art, music, etc.; connoisseurship.
2. a devotion or adaptation to luxurious tastes, especially in drinking and eating, or to indulgence in sensual pleasures. —epicure, n. —epicurean, n., adj.
the characteristics of a pleasure trip. —excursionist, n. —excursional, adj.
1. Ethics. the doctrine that pleasure or happiness is the highest good. See also epicurism.
2. a devotion to pleasure as a way of life. —hedonist, n. —hedonistic, adj.
Rare. the study of human pleasure. Also called hedonics.
a mania for pleasure.
Rare. a person devoted to worldly pleasure; hedonist or sybarite.
a form of conduct conforming to the precepts of the Stoics, especially as characterized by indifference to pain and pleasure. —stoic, n., adj. —stoical, adj.
devotion to sensual pleasures. —sybarite, n. —sybaritic, adj.
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