enjoyment

noun
ADJECTIVE
great, huge, real
full, maximum

A large income is not necessary for the full enjoyment of life.

pure, sheer

For sheer enjoyment, you can't beat this game.

evident, obvious
quiet, simple
VERB + ENJOYMENT
derive, find, get, have, take

They found real enjoyment just in being together.

bring (sb), give sb, provide (sb with)

The show brought enjoyment to millions of viewers.

add to, enhance, increase

Food is there to keep you healthy and enhance your enjoyment of life.

spoil
PREPOSITION
for (sb's) enjoyment

I play tennis purely for enjoyment.

with enjoyment

Mackie was smiling with enjoyment.

enjoyment in

I still find enjoyment in the job.

enjoyment of

Your enjoyment of the movie depends on being able to overlook the terrible acting.

PHRASES
a source of enjoyment

Her little grandson has been a source of great enjoyment to her.

for your own (personal) enjoyment

I did this work for my own enjoyment, not for money.


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