pleasure


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plea·sure

hedonophobia.

Plea·sure

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

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

Any enjoyable or agreeable emotion or sensation, to the pursuit of which most people, who are free to do so, devote their lives.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
References in classic literature ?
le Vicaire-General d'Herblay, eight or nine days ago; it was the day of the rustic pleasures, yes, it must have been Wednesday."
"Yes, monsieur; we have so many pleasures to take in this delightful country, that we were encumbered by them; so much so, that we have been forced to regulate the distribution of them."
You have a hierarchy of values; pleasure is at the bottom of the ladder, and you speak with a little thrill of self-satisfaction, of duty, charity, and truthfulness.
What you mean is that people accept an immediate pain rather than an immediate pleasure. The objection is as foolish as your manner of putting it.
Discomfort, on the other hand, is that feeling-tone which is directly opposed to pleasure. It may accompany sensations not in themselves essentially painful; as for instance that produced by tickling the sole of the foot.
He heard her with the most earnest attention, but seeming to recollect himself, said no more on the subject, and began directly to speak of his pleasure at seeing them in London, making the usual inquiries about their journey, and the friends they had left behind.
But their father, though very laconic in his expressions of pleasure, was really glad to see them; he had felt their importance in the family circle.
For racing, a cutter; for a long pleasure voyage, a schooner; for cruising in home waters, the yawl; and the handling of them all is indeed a fine art.
Believe me, I have no pleasure in the world superior to that of contributing to yours.
"Oh, your theories about life, your theories about love, your theories about pleasure. All your theories, in fact, Harry."
Very true, I said; and observe the point which I want to understand: Certain of the unnecessary pleasures and appetites I conceive to be unlawful; every one appears to have them, but in some persons they are controlled by the laws and by reason, and the better desires prevail over them-either they are wholly banished or they become few and weak; while in the case of others they are stronger, and there are more of them.
There in Moscow she was deprived of her greatest pleasures- talks with the pilgrims and the solitude which refreshed her at Bald Hills- and she had none of the advantages and pleasures of city life.