pleasure meaning

EN[ˈplɛʒə] [ˈplɛʒɚ] [-ɛʒə(r)]
  • Pleasure describes the broad class of mental states that humans and other animals experience as positive, enjoyable, or worth seeking. It includes more specific mental states such as happiness, entertainment, enjoyment, ecstasy, and euphoria.
  • The experience of pleasure is subjective and different individuals will experience different kinds and amounts of pleasure in the same situation.
  • In recent years, significant progress has been made in understanding the brain mechanisms underlying pleasure. One of the key discoveries was made by Kent C. Berridge who has shown that pleasure is not a unitary experience.

    Definition of pleasure in English Dictionary

  • NounPLpleasuresSUF-ure
    1. NU A state of being pleased.
      1. He remembered with pleasure his home and family. ‎
      2. I get a lot of pleasure from watching others work hard while I relax. ‎
    2. NC A person, thing or action that causes enjoyment.
      1. It was a pleasure to meet you. ‎
      2. Having a good night's sleep is one of life's little pleasures. ‎
    3. NU One's preference.
      1. What is your pleasure: coffee or tea? ‎
    4. (formal) NU The will or desire of someone or some agency in power.
      1. to hold an office at pleasure: to hold it indefinitely until it is revoked ‎
      2. to be imprisoned at Her Majesty's pleasure: to be imprisoned indefinitely ‎
      3. at Congress's pleasure: whenever or as long as Congress desires ‎
  • VerbSGpleasuresPRpleasuringPT, PPpleasured
    1. VT To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify.
      1. VT to give pleasure (especially sexual pleasure) to.
        1. Johnny pleasured Jackie orally last night.
      2. VI (dated) To take pleasure; to seek or pursue pleasure.
        1. to go pleasuring
    2. Interjection
      1. pleased to meet you.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • [T]he pleasure of writing on wax with a stylus is exemplified by the fine, flowing hand of a Roman scribe who made out the birth certificate of Herennia Gemella, born March 128 AD.
          • O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree! Much pleasure thou can'st give me
          • Some day, when you are tired of London, come down to Treadley, and expound to me your philosophy of pleasure over some admirable Burgundy I am fortunate enough to possess.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Ammosexuals are very protective of their fetish, and attack even the slightest gun safety measure on the grounds that they interfere with their pleasure.
          • If you are not Hungarian, you might mistake langos for a small underfurnished pizza and bypass it in search of more ample pleasures.
          • The murderer was imprisoned at Her Majesty's pleasure.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Interjections
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Intransitive verbs
                  • Transitive verbs
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                Source: Wiktionary

                Meaning of pleasure for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "pleasure" is an interjection. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
                Difficultness: Level 1
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                Definiteness: Level 9
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