What does Pleasure mean?

Definitions for Pleasure
ˈplɛʒ ərPlea·sure

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pleasure, pleasance(noun)

    a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience

    "he was tingling with pleasure"

  2. joy, delight, pleasure(noun)

    something or someone that provides a source of happiness

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

  3. pleasure(noun)

    a formal expression

    "he serves at the pleasure of the President"

  4. pleasure(noun)

    an activity that affords enjoyment

    "he puts duty before pleasure"

  5. pleasure(noun)

    sexual gratification

    "he took his pleasure of her"

Wiktionary

  1. pleasure(Noun)

    a state of being pleased

  2. pleasure(Noun)

    a person, thing or action that causes enjoyment

  3. pleasure(Noun)

    one's preference

    What is your pleasure, coffee or tea?

  4. pleasure(Noun)

    the will or desire of someone or some agency in power

  5. pleasure(Verb)

    to give pleasure (especially sexual pleasure) to

    Johnny pleasured Jackie orally last night.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pleasure(noun)

    the gratification of the senses or of the mind; agreeable sensations or emotions; the excitement, relish, or happiness produced by the expectation or the enjoyment of something good, delightful, or satisfying; -- opposed to pain, sorrow, etc

  2. Pleasure(noun)

    amusement; sport; diversion; self-indulgence; frivolous or dissipating enjoyment; hence, sensual gratification; -- opposed to labor, service, duty, self-denial, etc

  3. Pleasure(noun)

    what the will dictates or prefers as gratifying or satisfying; hence, will; choice; wish; purpose

  4. Pleasure(noun)

    that which pleases; a favor; a gratification

  5. Pleasure(verb)

    to give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify

  6. Pleasure(verb)

    to take pleasure; to seek pursue pleasure; as, to go pleasuring

Freebase

  1. Pleasure

    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. In psychology, the pleasure principle describes pleasure as a positive feedback mechanism, motivating the organism to recreate in the future the situation which it has just found pleasurable. According to this theory, organisms are similarly motivated to avoid situations that have caused pain in the past. The experience of pleasure is subjective and different individuals will experience different kinds and amounts of pleasure in the same situation. Many pleasurable experiences are associated with satisfying basic biological drives, such as eating, exercise, sex or defecation. Other pleasurable experiences are associated with social experiences and social drives, such as the experiences of accomplishment, recognition, and service. The appreciation of cultural artifacts and activities such as art, music, and literature is often pleasurable. 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. Rather, pleasure consists of multiple brain processes including liking, wanting and learning subserved by distinct yet partially overlapping brain networks. In particular, this research has been helped by the use of objective pleasure-elicited reactions in humans and other animals such as the behavioral ‘liking’/‘disliking’ facial expressions to tastes that are homologous between humans and many other mammals.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Pleasure

    Sensation of enjoyment or gratification.

Editors Contribution

  1. pleasure

    An activity that creates joy, unity and love.

    The simple pleasure of life is being loved for who you are.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Pleasure' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1990

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Pleasure' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2646

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Pleasure' in Nouns Frequency: #793

How to pronounce Pleasure?

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    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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How to say Pleasure in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pleasure in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pleasure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Pleasure in a Sentence

  1. Diane Rode:

    When you're in the hospital, you're dealing with pain, anxiety, isolation, and it's easy to get stuck in that. Focusing on the miniature horses creates a relationship back to the world and an interest and pleasure in the world we are working to foster, children need more than medicine to get better.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Sultry torrid chocolate skin color Music: tam-tatatam-ta-tatatam-tam-tatatam-ta-tatatam Sultry torrid chocolate You are very hot hot sultry torrid chocolate. Your black skin is a powerful stimulator of orgasmic love passion. Relationships with you are sweet sex. Goddess of my erotic dreams. My own tongue protrudes from excitement, hardcore horny, I want to constantly caress your beautiful body. When I first saw you in my soul from the ecstasy of love and catharsis I experienced one hundred billion orgasms in one second, I knew the universe of love, an infinitely deep dimension of happiness and joy from falling in love, endless pleasure. It is so beautiful that I’m even afraid to look at you for a long time, I’m very shy, which means I’m powerfully in love. Aggressively exciting, immeasurably high temperature of passion and lust. Each part of your body is a gorgeous compliment of the gods, your appearance is the highest beauty of the best erotic seduction pornography, all nights are romantic thoughts of you, the feeling that you are nearby and part of me to the point that I feel you with my soul. The cutest and most tender melodies about you, constant romantic nostalgia for you, lightness and tenderness like a cute sleeping kitten, sadness and feeling about you about one, brilliantly fantastically beautiful appearance. How amazing is the wonderful magic magic of the beauty of your image - it’s just wonderful magic, I will love and want you even after death. To look at you and to dream about you is just bliss, the violin about the suffering about you is so refined and eloquent. I growl from excitement; you excite me from above; everything trembles inside me with love and delight; your beautiful image is burnt out by fire in my memory; the cornea of ​​the psyche; your appearance is simple, simply amazing. Tin as hotly juicier just nowhere, tin as sexy. Trying to stop loving you is simply useless because it's too beautiful. I am the president of your fan club, a sect in which your beauty is worshiped. You are the embodiment of a living goddess. Literally everything adorns you. Divinely sweet skin color, it is impossible to get enough of your body, you are the source of my eternal hunger for sex. I feel the adrenaline of passion of a high degree of love and admiration, to such an extent that I bite my lips and my brain says yeah baby divine. Juicy sex goddess of my mind. You are the best that reality and the universe can offer. You are the best of all lives, the hot nights of chocolate passion in my memories sing only about you alone. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Wallace Stevens:

    To name an object is to deprive a poem of three-fourths of its pleasure, which consists in a little-by-little guessing game; the ideal is to suggest.

  4. Juliette Binoche:

    I have had time to deal with me, i couldn't really deal with me for a long time, so I am blessed for that time. I have given Juliette Binoche great jobs, the pleasure of working with different people and feeling different energies, I feel incredibly fortunate.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    No one can please all peoples since it stays beyond reality; however, feeling pleased with all peoples; indeed, it creates pleasure and satisfaction.

Images & Illustrations of Pleasure

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