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Definition of Pleasure

Pleasure

  1. The gratification of the senses or of the mind; agreeable sensations or emotions; the excitement, relish, or happiness produced by the expectation or the enjoyment of something good, delightful, or satisfying; -- opposed to pain, sorrow, etc.
  2. Amusement; sport; diversion; self-indulgence; frivolous or dissipating enjoyment; hence, sensual gratification; -- opposed to labor, service, duty, self-denial, etc.
  3. What the will dictates or prefers as gratifying or satisfying; hence, will; choice; wish; purpose.
  4. That which pleases; a favor; a gratification.
  5. To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify.
  6. To take pleasure; to seek pursue pleasure; as, to go pleasuring.

Pleasure Quotations

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
Albert Einstein

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.
Buddha

Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
Abraham Lincoln

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
Tony Robbins

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Mahatma Gandhi
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Pleasure Translations

pleasure in Afrikaans is genot, plesier
pleasure in Dutch is pret, plezier, vermaak, genoegen
pleasure in Finnish is huvi
pleasure in French is jouissance, plaisir
pleasure in Latin is delectatio, iucunditas, voluptas
pleasure in Portuguese is prazer
pleasure in Spanish is agradar, disfrute, agrado, delicia, placer

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