Pleasure - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpleʒər|  American pronunciation of the word pleasure
Brit.  |ˈplɛʒə|  British pronunciation of the word pleasure


- a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience(syn: pleasance)

he was tingling with pleasure

- something or someone that provides a source of happiness(syn: delight, joy)

the pleasure of his company

- a formal expression

he serves at the pleasure of the President

- an activity that affords enjoyment

he puts duty before pleasure

- sexual gratification

he took his pleasure of her


I paint for the sheer pleasure of it.

His grandparents took great pleasure in seeing him graduate from college.

Is this trip for business or pleasure?

It is a special pleasure for me to be here with you today.

Now I can enjoy the simple pleasures of life, like spending time with my family.

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

It gave me great pleasure to make your acquaintance.

It gives me great pleasure to present the next speaker.

You will always pleasure me with your company.

It pleasured him to see the smoke.

There are weird things I can pleasure in.

She was the first one he ever pleasured.

She sipped her drink with obvious pleasure.

The garden has given pleasure to many people.

I shall take great pleasure in telling everyone the truth.

Word forms

singular: pleasure
plural: pleasures
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