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Definition 1: sexual gratification - [noun denoting act]

Samples where pleasure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took his pleasure of her

(pleasure is a kind of ...) activities associated with sexual intercourse

"they had sex in the back seat"

Definition 2: an activity that affords enjoyment - [noun denoting act]

Samples where pleasure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he puts duty before pleasure

(pleasure is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of pleasure ) an activity that affords excessive pleasure and enjoyment

Definition 3: something or someone that provides a source of happiness - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where pleasure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a joy to behold
  • the pleasure of his company
  • the new car is a delight

Synonyms for pleasure in the sense of this definition

(pleasure is a kind of ...) a stimulus with desirable consequences

Definition 4: a formal expression - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where pleasure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he serves at the pleasure of the President

(pleasure is a kind of ...) the person or thing chosen or selected

"he was my pick for mayor"

Definition 5: a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where pleasure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was tingling with pleasure

Synonyms for pleasure in the sense of this definition

(pleasure is a kind of ...) the experiencing of affective and emotional states

"she had a feeling of euphoria" "he had terrible feelings of guilt" "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"

(... is a kind of pleasure ) a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction

"his delight to see her was obvious to all"

(... is a kind of pleasure ) the pleasure felt when having a good time

(... is a kind of pleasure ) the feeling caused by agreeable stimuli; one pole of a continuum of states of feeling

(... is a kind of pleasure ) a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment

(... is a kind of pleasure ) pleasure derived from sexual activities

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