pleasurable

adjective plea·sur·able \ ˈplezh-rə-bəl , ˈplāzh- ; ˈple-zhə- , ˈplā- \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of pleasurable

pleasurability

play \ˌplezh-rə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌplāzh-; ˌple-zhə-, ˌplā-\ noun

pleasurableness

play \ˈplezh-rə-bəl-nəs, ˈplāzh-; ˈple-zhə-, ˈplā-\ noun

pleasurably

play \ˈplezh-rə-blē, ˈplāzh-; ˈple-zhə-, ˈplā-\ adverb

Examples of pleasurable in a Sentence

  1. a pleasurable hot bath after a tiring day

  2. a number of pleasurable additions to the state fair this year

Recent Examples of pleasurable from the Web

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First Known Use of pleasurable

1557

pleasurable Synonyms

Synonyms
agreeable, blessed (also blest), congenial, darling, delectable, delicious, delightful, delightsome, dreamy, dulcet, enjoyable, felicitous, good, grateful, gratifying, heavenly, jolly, luscious, nice, palatable, pleasing, pleasant, pretty, satisfying, savory (also savoury), sweet, tasty, welcome
Antonyms
disagreeable, pleasureless, unpalatable, unpleasant, unwelcome
Related Words
alluring, attractive, desirable, enviable, inviting, relishable, tempting; charming, enchanting, fascinating; calming, comforting, soothing; amusing, diverting, entertaining, recreative; affable, amiable, cheerful, cheery, comfortable, gemütlich, genial, goodly, good-natured, gracious, hospitable, kindly, personable; blissful, felicific, glad, happy, joyous; elating, exhilarating, intoxicating; ecstatic, euphoric, nirvanic, rapturous
Near Antonyms
abominable, ghastly, god-awful, hellish, horrid, miserable, wretched; bilious, disgusting, distasteful, obnoxious, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revulsive, unsavory, vile, yucky (also yukky); abhorrent, detestable, hateful, odious; boring, commonplace, dull, flat, insipid, irksome, stale, tedious; displeasing, dissatisfying; depressing, disheartening, dismal, dreary, gloomy, heartbreaking, heartrending, joyless, lachrymose, sad, unhappy; deplorable, doleful, dolorous, lamentable, lugubrious, mournful, regrettable, sorrowful, tragic (also tragical); aggravating, annoying, exasperating, irritating, peeving, perturbing, vexing; forbidding; hostile, intimidating; angering, enraging, incensing, inflaming (also enflaming), infuriating, maddening, outraging, rankling, riling; distressing, disturbing, upsetting

PLEASURABLE Defined for English Language Learners

pleasurable

adjective

Definition of pleasurable for English Language Learners

  • : causing a feeling of pleasure or enjoyment


PLEASURABLE Defined for Kids

pleasurable

adjective plea·sur·able \ ˈple-zhə-rə-bəl \

Definition of pleasurable for Students

: pleasant 1


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