the state or feeling of being .
enjoyment or satisfaction derived from what is to one’s liking; gratification; delight.
worldly or frivolous enjoyment:
the pursuit of pleasure.
recreation or amusement; diversion; enjoyment:
Are you traveling on business or for pleasure?
a cause or source of enjoyment or delight:
It was a pleasure to see you.
the pleasure of his company.
one’s will, desire, or choice:
to make known one’s pleasure.
to give pleasure to; gratify; .
to take pleasure; delight:
I pleasure in your company.
to seek pleasure, as by taking a holiday.
On top of the pleasure (or pain), the clients who saw Mistress Carla received their own additional perks.
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It is a pleasure to hear from all of you, particularly those commenters who believe I hold a PhD in Propaganda Studies.
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The entrance into these difficult concepts is the pleasure of food, which is a wonderful way to learn.
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The French aristocrat Marquis de Sade once said that “It is only by way of pain one arrives at pleasure.”
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He promised social security with meaning and purpose and pleasure.
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He had so lived for pleasure that he had never known Happiness.
Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He would say that his was a trip of business, and not pleasure, and hard work he had.
Explorations in Australia John Forrest
What did they contain of pleasure, of happiness, or of grief?
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She laughed her little laugh of pleasure, and thanked him prettily for the compliment.
Viviette William J. Locke
I missed them from their usual haunts—the haunts of pleasure.
The Quadroon Mayne Reid
an agreeable or enjoyable sensation or emotion: the pleasure of hearing good music
something that gives or affords enjoyment or delight: his garden was his only pleasure
amusement, recreation, or enjoyment
(as modifier): a pleasure boat, pleasure ground
(euphemistic) sexual gratification or enjoyment: he took his pleasure of her
a person’s preference or choice
when intr, often foll by in. to give pleasure to or take pleasure (in)
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.
of or relating to or pacifists. Historical Examples Of these, the two most powerful may be classed under the general heading “bolshevistic” and “pacifistic.” Invention Bradley A. Fiske The pacifistic demand for a Federal World State in order to make the abolition of war a possibility. The League of Nations and its Problems Lassa Oppenheim […]
possessing the qualities or charm of : poetic descriptions of nature. of or relating to a or . characteristic of or befitting a : poetic feeling; poetic insight. endowed with the faculty or feeling of a : a poetic eulogist. having or showing the sensibility of a : a poetic lover. of or relating to […]
the opposite .
of or relating to the North or South Pole. of or relating to the of any sphere, a magnet, an electric cell, etc. opposite in character or action: The two have personalities that are polar. capable of ionizing, as NaCl, HCl, or NaOH; electrolytic; . central; pivotal: the polar provision of the treaty. analogous to […]