pleasure

noun
1 enjoyment
ADJECTIVE
considerable, deep, enormous, great, intense

It gives me enormous pleasure to welcome my next guest.

genuine, real
pure, sheer
quiet

The audience nodded with quiet pleasure at her remark.

obvious
endless

Children find endless pleasure in playing with water.

malicious, perverse, sadistic
personal

She takes personal pleasure in tormenting her students.

vicarious

He gained vicarious pleasure from watching people laughing and joking.

aesthetic, physical, sensual, sexual
VERB + PLEASURE
bring (sb), give (sb), provide
derive, find, gain, get, take

My grandfather got immense pleasure out of life until the end.

experience, feel
PREPOSITION
for pleasure

Some people read for pleasure, and others read to study.

with pleasure

His eyes lit up with pleasure.

pleasure at

He beamed with pleasure at seeing her.

pleasure from

She was deriving a perverse pleasure from his discomfort.

pleasure in

They took great pleasure in each other's company.

PHRASES
business and pleasure, business or pleasure, etc.

I often meet useful people at parties, so I combine business with pleasure.

Are you in Chicago for business or pleasure?

for your listening, reading, viewing, etc. pleasure

The photographs are now available for your viewing pleasure.

have the pleasure of sth

May I have the pleasure of the next dance?

pleasure and pain

These memories bring both pleasure and pain.

2 sth that makes you happy
ADJECTIVE
great
dubious

the dubious pleasure of growing up in the public eye

little, simple, small

one of life's little pleasures

fleeting, momentary, temporary
guilty

Daytime TV is one of his guilty pleasures.

VERB + PLEASURE
have (formal)

I hope to have the pleasure of meeting you again.

enjoy
forgo
PLEASURE + NOUN
boat, craft
cruise
PHRASES
the pleasures of life

She enjoys the simple pleasures of life.

the pleasures of the flesh

Priests promise to forego the pleasures of the flesh.

To what do I owe the pleasure? (= why are you visiting me?) (formal, old-fashioned)

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