Pleasurable Pleas"ur*a*ble, a. Capable of affording pleasure or satisfaction; gratifying; abounding in pleasantness or pleasantry. [1913 Webster]

Planting of orchards is very . . . pleasurable. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

O, sir, you are very pleasurable. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] -- {Pleas"ur*a*ble*ness}, n. -- {Pleas"ur*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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