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pleasure

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pleasure

  1. 1 the feeling experienced when one's wishes are met <nothing gives me more pleasure than a hot meal after a long day> Synonyms content, contentedness, contentment, delectation, delight, enjoyment, gladness, gratification, happiness, relish, satisfaction Related Words afterglow; bliss, felicity, glee, gleefulness, joy, pleasance; amusement, diversion, entertainment; elatedness, elation, exhilaration, exultation, intoxication; ecstasy, euphoria, heaven, rapture; cheer, cheerfulness, exuberance, gaiety (also gayety), jollity, joyfulness, jubilation; joie de vivre; comfort, ease, restfulness Near Antonyms misery, sadness, unhappiness, wretchedness; anguish, desolation, joylessness, sorrow, woe; dejection, depression, despondency, dispiritedness, gloom, melancholy; aggravation, annoyance, exasperation, irritation, pique, vexation; anger, fury, rage; agitation, distress, disturbance, upset; discomfort, restlessness, uneasiness Antonyms discontent, discontentedness, discontentment, displeasure, dissatisfaction, unhappiness

  2. 2 a source of great satisfaction <the new car is a real pleasure to drive> Synonyms delectation, feast, gas [slang], joy, kick, manna, delight, treatRelated Words amusement, diversion, entertainment, fun, recreation; comfort, relief, solace; gratification, indulgence; ambrosia

  3. 3 someone or something that provides amusement or enjoyment <a good-humored girl who's a pleasure to be around> Synonyms delight, distraction, diversion, divertissement, entertainment, fun, recreationRelated Words escape, pastime, time killer; binge, fling, frolic, gambol, lark, revel, rollick, romp, spree; frolicking, rollicking; carousing, conviviality, festivity, gaiety (also gayety), hilarity, jollification, jollity, merrymaking, reveling (or revelling), revelry, whoopee; picnic; laugh, riot, scream; activity, gameNear Antonyms killjoy, party pooperAntonyms bore, bummer, downer, drag




pleasure

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pleasure

  1. to give satisfaction to <a wine that is sure to pleasure even the most discriminating palate> Synonyms agree (with), content, delight, feast, gas [slang], glad [archaic], gladden, gratify, please, rejoice, satisfy, suit, warmRelated Words appease, mollify, pacify, placate, soothe; assuage, quench, sate, satiate; excite, tickle, titillate; amuse, divert, entertain, treat; captivate, charm; galvanize, thrill; calm, comfort; cater (to), humor, indulge; coddle, mollycoddle, pamper, spoilNear Antonyms aggravate, annoy, bother, bug, chafe, cross, exasperate, gall, get, grate, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, perturb, pique, put out, ruffle, vex; anger, enrage, incense, inflame (also enflame), infuriate, madden, outrage, rankle, rile, roil, steam up; provoke, rouse; agitate, distress, disturb, fret, upset; harass, harry, pester; affront, insult, offendAntonyms displease





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