Synonyms and Antonyms for pleasure-principle

1. pleasure principle (n.)

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

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2. principle (n.)

a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct

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6. principle (n.)

(law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature)

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8. pleasure (n.)

a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience

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9. pleasure (n.)

something or someone that provides a source of happiness

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10. pleasure (n.)

an activity that affords enjoyment

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