a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience
"he was tingling with pleasure"
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"
a formal expression
"he serves at the pleasure of the President"
an activity that affords enjoyment
"he puts duty before pleasure"
"he took his pleasure of her"
a state of being pleased
a person, thing or action that causes enjoyment
What is your pleasure, coffee or tea?
the will or desire of someone or some agency in power
to give pleasure (especially sexual pleasure) to
Johnny pleasured Jackie orally last night.
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
amusement; sport; diversion; self-indulgence; frivolous or dissipating enjoyment; hence, sensual gratification; -- opposed to labor, service, duty, self-denial, etc
what the will dictates or prefers as gratifying or satisfying; hence, will; choice; wish; purpose
that which pleases; a favor; a gratification
to give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify
to take pleasure; to seek pursue pleasure; as, to go pleasuring
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.
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Sensation of enjoyment or gratification.
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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Rank popularity for the word 'pleasure' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1990
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'pleasure' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2646
Rank popularity for the word 'pleasure' in Nouns Frequency: #793
The numerical value of pleasure in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of pleasure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
We seem to be the only species on earth capable of killing for pleasure. The root of evil is not hate. It is ignorance.
That killer took pleasure in what he did that night, he wanted his victims to see it coming.
One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.
Consider the problem from the point of view of evil, evil being almost always pleasure's true and major charm considered thus, the crime must appear greater when perpetrated upon a being of your identical sort than when inflicted upon one which is not, and this once established, the delight automatically doubles.
A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion.
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- удоволствие, насладаBulgarian
- potěšení, rozkoš, uspokojit, slastCzech
- mwynhâd, hyfrydwch, mwyniant, boddhâd, pleser, boddWelsh
- Freude, Spaß, VergnügenGerman
- απόλαυση, ηδονή, τέρψη, ευχαρίστησηGreek
- plaisir, désirFrench
- tlachdScottish Gaelic
- आनन्द, अभिरामHindi
- scelta, piacere, piacimento, goduria, preferenzaItalian
- voluptas, delectatio, dulcedo, iucunditas, gaudium, delectamentum, oblectatio, voluptatemLatin
- PlëséierLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- баяр жаргалMongolian
- welbehagen, genoegen, plezierDutch
- удовлетворять, развлечение, расположенность, доставлять удовольствие, удовольствие, склонность, радовать, наслаждение, радость, воля, удовлетворение, желаниеRussian
- zadovòljstvo, ужи́так, задово̀љство, preferèncija, užítakSerbo-Croatian
- niềm vui thíchVietnamese
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