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plea·sure

hedonophobia.

Plea·sure

(ple'zhūr),
Max A., U.S. dentist, 1903-1965. See: Pleasure curve.

pleasure

[L. placere, to please]
The feeling of being delighted or pleased.

pleasure

Any enjoyable or agreeable emotion or sensation, to the pursuit of which most people, who are free to do so, devote their lives.
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In addition, depression severity did not correlate with pleasantness ratings of sucrose solutions and number of taste samples rated as pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral.
In the ratings of the colas for pleasantness, the subject was seated at a table in the experimental room.
Even more interesting, these results "may reflect an inherent pleasantness preference system" in the nose, he says.
Despite the popularity of Welsh accents for call centres, when UK respondents were asked for their views on Welsh accents, they rated them well down the list in terms of pleasantness and prestige, behind the likes of Australian, Northern Irish and Cornish accents, and among the least helpful accents to have career-wise.
After their first burst of pleasantness, respond with, `I see Robson is playing Jenas in a more deep-lying role, allowing Dyer to support the strikers' or `Apparently, Brad Pitt has grown a third leg and is living with a meercat in Doncaster'.
As part of the ``control'' test, you simply press one key if you see words associated with pleasantness or flowers, and another if you see insects or unpleasantness come up on the computer screen.
After scanning, they rated the intensity and pleasantness of the odors.
Then, female volunteers sniffed the men's shirts and rated the pleasantness, sexiness and intensity of the smells (on scales from 1 to 10).
I decided on Longwood Grange Nursing home for several reasons; the locality, the friendliness of the staff (at all levels), the cleanliness of the home and the pleasantness of the individual bedrooms.
After their first burst of pleasantness, respond with, I see Robson is playing Jenas in a more deep-lying role, allowing Dyer to support the strikers' or 'Apparently, Brad Pitt has grown a third leg and is living with a meercat in Doncaster'.
Alcohol may enhance the pleasure of eating either by association, or by increasing the pleasantness of the taste.