What does Pleasure mean?

Definitions for Pleasure
ˈplɛʒ ərPlea·sure

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Pleasure.

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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    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. Montana Miller:

    It seems fairly obvious that the style of self-presentation is directly imitating that of celebrities such as the Kardashians—flaunting bodies and expressions in the most sexually provocative way possible, it is extremely troubling that these girls find it more important to attract attention in this way, entirely fashioned for the pleasure of the male gaze, rather than expressing their true personalities, passions or achievements.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person, who yearns to have only happiness, joy, pleasure, enjoyment and fun and preaches about these things mostly to the people, is not at all a good one to anyone.

  3. Ovid:

    There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.

  4. Chritine Daniels:

    Christmas dresser feeling pleasure

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Crown of love My sincere love for you is your crown, my concern for you is your throne. You are all that I want in this life. I am obsessed with love for you, I worship and bow before your beauty. Your beauty is so virgin, innocent, primordial, unique, so majestic and beautiful. From your kisses you feel alive, you feel love itself, its powerful energy in its true form. Exotic, tropical, heavenly beautiful, elite, aristocratic, incredibly beautiful beauty, like a descending goddess from the highest universes of dimensions. You are beautiful, as in the distance so close, you can look at you forever, and I get great pleasure from the fact that I'm with you, I eagerly tasted every moment spent with you. The light so beautifully illuminates your sweet, hot skin. When I see you, I have an unbelievable feeling of joy, love, happiness, excitement, I am happy as a child. The more you look at, the more you fall in love. You amaze to the depths of your soul with your amazing beauty. Gorgeous, luxurious, sexy, divinely beautiful, sexually attractive. The sweetest candy in the world, the sweetest temptation, juicier than the sweetest fruit in the world, richer nowhere, sweeter just does not happen, it is impossible to imagine yourself more beautiful. You are the most powerful magnet in the world of temptation, a very powerful pathogen. You are the perfect perfect creation of all universes, dimensions, worlds, you are like the highest, most powerful orgasm of admiration and pleasure. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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