Enjoyment, delight, pleasure.
The sexual connotation (i.e. orgasm) lacking in the English word "enjoyment", and therefore left untranslated in English editions of the works of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan.
Origin: From late jouissance, from jouir.
Origin: [F., fr. jouir to enjoy, fr. L. gaudere to rejoice.]
In French, jouissance means enjoyment, in terms both of rights and property, and of sexual orgasm - the latter a meaning partially lacking in the English word "enjoyment". Poststructuralism has developed the latter sense of jouissance in complex ways, so as to denote a transgressive, excessive kind of pleasure linked to the division and splitting of the subject involved.
The numerical value of jouissance in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of jouissance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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