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pleasure

noun

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Synonyms and Antonyms of pleasure

1

the feeling experienced when oneʼs wishes are met

  • nothing gives me more pleasure than a hot meal after a long day

Synonyms of pleasure

content , contentedness , contentment , delectation , delight , enjoyment , gladness , gratification , happiness , relish , satisfaction

Words Related to pleasure

afterglow

bliss , felicity , glee , gleefulness , joy , pleasance

amusement , diversion , entertainment

elatedness , elation , exhilaration , exultation , intoxication

ecstasy , euphoria , heaven , rapture

cheer , cheerfulness , exuberance , gaiety ( also gayety ) , jollity , joyfulness , jubilation

joie de vivre

comfort , ease , restfulness

Near Antonyms of pleasure

misery , sadness , unhappiness , wretchedness

anguish , desolation , joylessness , sorrow , woe

dejection , depression , despondency , dispiritedness , gloom , melancholy

aggravation , annoyance , exasperation , irritation , pique , vexation

anger , fury , rage

agitation , distress , disturbance , upset

discomfort , restlessness , uneasiness

Antonyms of pleasure

discontent , discontentedness , discontentment , displeasure , dissatisfaction , unhappiness

2

a source of great satisfaction

  • the new car is a real pleasure to drive

Synonyms of pleasure

delectation , delight , feast , gas [ slang ] , joy , kick , manna , treat

Words Related to pleasure

amusement , diversion , entertainment , fun , recreation

comfort , relief , solace

gratification , indulgence

ambrosia

3

someone or something that provides amusement or enjoyment

  • a good-humored girl whoʼs a pleasure to be around

Synonyms of pleasure

delight , distraction , diversion , divertissement , entertainment , fun , recreation

Words Related to pleasure

escape , pastime , time killer

binge , fling , frolic , gambol , lark , revel , rollick , romp , spree

frolicking , rollicking

carousing , conviviality , festivity , gaiety ( also gayety ) , hilarity , jollification , jollity , merrymaking , reveling ( or revelling ) , revelry , whoopee

picnic

laugh , riot , scream

activity , game

Near Antonyms of pleasure

killjoy , party pooper

Antonyms of pleasure

bore , bummer , downer , drag


pleasure

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pleasure

to give satisfaction to

  • a wine that is sure to pleasure even the most discriminating palate

Synonyms of pleasure

agree (with) , content , delight , feast , gas [ slang ] , glad [ archaic ] , gladden , gratify , please , rejoice , satisfy , suit , warm

Words Related to pleasure

appease , mollify , pacify , placate , soothe

assuage , quench , sate , satiate

excite , tickle , titillate

amuse , divert , entertain , treat

captivate , charm

galvanize , thrill

calm , comfort

cater (to) , humor , indulge

coddle , mollycoddle , pamper , spoil

Near Antonyms of pleasure

aggravate , annoy , bother , bug , chafe , cross , exasperate , gall , get , grate , irk , irritate , nettle , peeve , perturb , pique , put out , ruffle , vex

anger , enrage , incense , inflame ( also enflame ) , infuriate , madden , outrage , rankle , rile , roil , steam up

provoke , rouse

agitate , distress , disturb , fret , upset

harass , harry , pester

affront , insult , offend

Antonyms of pleasure

displease


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pleasure

see definition of pleasure

  • noundelight, happiness
  • nounwill, inclination
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Synonyms for pleasure

noun delight, happiness

  • amusement
  • bliss
  • comfort
  • contentment
  • enjoyment
  • gratification
  • hobby
  • joy
  • luxury
  • satisfaction
  • thrill
  • buzz
  • delectation
  • diversion
  • ease
  • entertainment
  • felicity
  • flash
  • fruition
  • game
  • gladness
  • gluttony
  • gusto
  • indulgence
  • joyride
  • kick
  • kicks
  • recreation
  • relish
  • revelry
  • seasoning
  • self-indulgence
  • solace
  • spice
  • titillation
  • turn-on
  • velvet
  • zest
  • joie de vivre
  • primrose path

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Antonyms for pleasure

  • discontent
  • displeasure
  • dissatisfaction
  • misery
  • need
  • sadness
  • sorrow
  • unhappiness
  • upset
  • want
  • woe
  • work
  • apathy
  • blandness
  • chore
  • dullness
  • labor
  • task
  • dislike
  • gloom
  • hate
  • hatred
  • melancholy
  • pain
  • trouble
  • worry
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the
Philip Lief Group.

More words related to pleasure

admiration

noun . great respect
  • account
  • adoration
  • affection
  • applause
  • appreciation
  • approbation
  • approval
  • deference
  • delight
  • esteem
  • estimation
  • favor
  • fondness
  • glorification
  • homage
  • honor
  • idolatry
  • idolization
  • liking
  • love
  • marveling
  • obeisance
  • pleasure
  • praise
  • prizing
  • recognition
  • regard
  • reverence
  • valuing
  • veneration
  • wonder
  • wonderment
  • worship

amusement

noun . entertaining, making someone laugh
  • action
  • ball
  • beguilement
  • cheer
  • delight
  • diversion
  • enjoyment
  • entertainment
  • field day
  • fun
  • fun and games
  • gladdening
  • gratification
  • grins
  • high time
  • hilarity
  • hoopla
  • laughs
  • laughter
  • merriment
  • merry go round
  • mirth
  • picnic
  • play
  • pleasing
  • pleasure
  • regalement
  • whoopee

comfort

noun . good feeling; ease
  • abundance
  • alleviation
  • amenity
  • assuagement
  • bed of roses
  • cheer
  • cheerfulness
  • complacency
  • contentment
  • convenience
  • coziness
  • creature comforts
  • enjoyment
  • exhilaration
  • facility
  • gratification
  • happiness
  • luxury
  • opulence
  • peacefulness
  • pleasure
  • plenty
  • poise
  • quiet
  • relaxation
  • relief
  • repose
  • rest
  • restfulness
  • satisfaction
  • snugness
  • succor
  • sufficiency
  • warmth
  • well-being

comforts

noun . good feeling; ease
  • abundance
  • alleviation
  • amenity
  • assuagement
  • bed of roses
  • cheer
  • cheerfulness
  • complacency
  • contentment
  • convenience
  • coziness
  • creature comforts
  • enjoyment
  • exhilaration
  • facility
  • gratification
  • happiness
  • luxury
  • opulence
  • peacefulness
  • pleasure
  • plenty
  • poise
  • quiet
  • relaxation
  • relief
  • repose
  • rest
  • restfulness
  • satisfaction
  • snugness
  • succor
  • sufficiency
  • warmth
  • well-being

content

noun . comfort, happiness
  • contentment
  • ease
  • gratification
  • peace
  • peace of mind
  • pleasure
  • satisfaction

contentment

noun . comfort, happiness
  • complacency
  • content
  • contentedness
  • ease
  • equanimity
  • fulfillment
  • gladness
  • gratification
  • peace
  • pleasure
  • repletion
  • satisfaction
  • serenity
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Word Origin & History

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.

Example Sentences for pleasure

He would say that his was a trip of business, and not pleasure, and hard work he had.

She laughed her little laugh of pleasure, and thanked him prettily for the compliment.

At last, I asked, if it were his pleasure that I should pour him out another dish?

Dearest Madam, forgive me: it was always my pride and my pleasure to obey you.

Do not occasion me uneasiness, when I would give you nothing but pleasure.

So, to my great relief and pleasure, they started on after the hounds.

In the meantime, if it be any pleasure to you to know it, I trust you heartily.

“With pleasure,” he answered, and taking one of the candles, led the way.

As near as I can calculate, about thirty-five different families have that pleasure.

It was as great a pleasure as surprise, and she showed both.

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