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1. pleasure

noun. ['ˈplɛʒɝ'] a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience.

Synonyms

  • feeling
  • delectation
  • pleasantness
  • comfort
  • pleasance
  • sexual pleasure
  • enjoyment

Antonyms

  • pain
  • fear
  • happiness
  • levity

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Words that Rhyme with Pleasure

  • treasure
  • measure
  • leisure

Example sentences of the word pleasure


1. Noun, singular or mass
Encourage your teenager to read for pleasure and have quiet time each day.

2. Adjective
Cats often show pleasure and affection by licking their loved one's hand.

Quotes containing the word pleasure


1. The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
- Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

2. Filmmaking, like any other art, is a very profound means of human communication; beyond the professional pleasure of succeeding or the pain of failing, you do want your film to be seen, to communicate itself to other people.
- Kenneth Lonergan

3. Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.
- Pierre Bonnard

2. pleasure-pain_principle

noun. (psychoanalysis) the governing principle of the id; the principle that an infant seeks gratification and fails to distinguish fantasy from reality.

Synonyms

  • pleasure-unpleasure principle
  • principle

Antonyms

  • pleasure principle
  • yang
  • yin

3. pleasure-unpleasure_principle

noun. (psychoanalysis) the governing principle of the id; the principle that an infant seeks gratification and fails to distinguish fantasy from reality.

Synonyms

  • pleasure-pain principle
  • principle

Antonyms

  • pleasure principle
  • yang
  • yin

4. pleasure

noun. ['ˈplɛʒɝ'] something or someone that provides a source of happiness.

Synonyms

  • delight
  • joy

Antonyms

  • gratitude
  • ingratitude
  • despair

5. pleasure

noun. ['ˈplɛʒɝ'] an activity that affords enjoyment.

Synonyms

  • luxuriation

Antonyms

  • humility
  • liking

6. pleasure

noun. ['ˈplɛʒɝ'] a formal expression.

Synonyms

  • choice
  • pick

Antonyms

  • concern
  • hope
  • gravity

7. pleasure

noun. ['ˈplɛʒɝ'] sexual gratification.

Synonyms

  • sexual activity
  • sex activity
  • sexual practice

Antonyms

  • disenchant
  • dislike
  • displease
  • sadness
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