pleasurable


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Related to pleasurable: gratifying, enjoyable

pleas·ur·a·ble

 (plĕzh′ər-ə-bəl)
adj.
Agreeable; gratifying.

pleas′ur·a·bil′i·ty, pleas′ur·a·ble·ness n.
pleas′ur·a·bly adv.

pleasurable

(ˈplɛʒərəbəl)
adj
enjoyable, agreeable, or gratifying
ˈpleasurableness n
ˈpleasurably adv

pleas•ur•a•ble

(ˈplɛʒ ər ə bəl)

adj.
such as to give pleasure; enjoyable; agreeable; pleasant: a pleasurable experience.
[1570–80]
pleas′ur•a•ble•ness, n.
pleas′ur•a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pleasurable - affording satisfaction or pleasure; "the company was enjoyable"; "found her praise gratifying"; "full of happiness and pleasurable excitement"; "good printing makes a book more pleasurable to read"
pleasant - affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings; "we had a pleasant evening together"; "a pleasant scene"; "pleasant sensations"

pleasurable

adjective enjoyable, pleasant, diverting, good, nice, welcome, fun, lovely, entertaining, delightful, gratifying, agreeable, congenial the most pleasurable experience of the evening

pleasurable

adjective
Translations
سارٌّ، مُمْتِع
příjemný
fornøjelig
ánægjulegur
zevk verici

pleasurable

[ˈpleʒərəbl] ADJagradable, grato

pleasurable

[ˈplɛʒərəbəl] adjagréable

pleasurable

adjangenehm; anticipationfreudig

pleasurable

[ˈplɛʒrəbl] adj(molto) piacevole or gradevole

pleasure

(ˈpleʒə) noun
something that gives one enjoyment; joy or delight. the pleasures of country life; I get a lot of pleasure from listening to music.
ˈpleasurable adjective
giving pleasure; agreeable. a pleasurable pastime.
ˈpleasurably adverb
ˈpleasure-boat / ˈpleasure-craft nouns
a boat used for pleasure.
take pleasure in
to get enjoyment from. He takes great pleasure in annoying me.
References in classic literature ?
Moreover, the art attains its end within narrower limits; for the concentrated effect is more pleasurable than one which is spread over a long time and so diluted.
Which is a very poor way of saying that it is good for oneself to be strong, and evil for oneself to be weak-- or better yet, it is pleasurable to be strong, because of the profits; painful to be weak, because of the penalties.
However, to the latter-day hero, whose appetite for dragons is not keen, this absence of adventure is perhaps rather pleasurable than otherwise; and I confess that I enjoyed the days I spent on foot with Nicolete none the less because they passed in tranquil uneventfulness,--that is, without events of the violent kind.
I went in and saw the surgeon labor awhile, but could not enjoy; it was much less trying to see the wounds given and received than to see them mended; the stir and turmoil, and the music of the steel, were wanting here--one's nerves were wrung by this grisly spectacle, whilst the duel's compensating pleasurable thrill was lacking.
The sounds, which he had not heard for so long, had an even more pleasurable and exhilarating effect on Rostov than the previous sounds of firing.
It is impossible to communicate to you a conception of the trembling sensation, half pleasurable and half fearful, with which I am preparing to depart.
As their stay at Grand Isle drew near its close, she felt that she could not give too much time to a diversion which afforded her the only real pleasurable moments that she knew.
Nothing will awaken the same response of pleasurable emotion or conscientious endeavour.
Tarzan recognized the ear-marks of the witch-doctor and awaited Numa's charge with a feeling of pleasurable anticipation, for the ape-man had no love for witch-doctors; but in the instant that Numa did charge, the white man suddenly recalled that the lion had stolen his kill a few minutes before and that revenge is sweet.
Pleasurable sensations either stimulate no action at all, or at most stimulate such action as is likely to prolong them.
This picture brought such an agony of pleasurable suf- fering that he worked it over and over again in his mind and set it up in new and varied lights, till he wore it threadbare.
They were much too small for certain pleasurable activities planned for that afternoon; but they were not to be despised, for they had the most fascinating dooryard in the village.