pleasurable

  • 1Pleasurable — 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2pleasurable — index desirable (pleasing), palatable, sapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3pleasurable — (adj.) 1570s, from PLEASURE (Cf. pleasure) + ABLE (Cf. able). Related: Pleasurability; pleasurably …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4pleasurable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ pleasing; enjoyable. DERIVATIVES pleasurably adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5pleasurable — [plezh′ər ə bəl] adj. pleasant; enjoyable pleasurability [plezh′ər əbil′ə tē] n. pleasurableness pleasurably adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 6pleasurable — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ make sth ▪ find sth ▪ activities which they find pleasurable and rewarding ADVERB …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 7pleasurable — [[t]ple̱ʒərəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED Pleasurable experiences or sensations are pleasant and enjoyable. The most pleasurable experience of the evening was the wonderful fireworks display... He found sailing more pleasurable than skiing. Syn:… …

    English dictionary

  • 8pleasurable — pleasurableness, n. pleasurably, adv. /plezh euhr euh beuhl/, adj. such as to give pleasure; enjoyable; agreeable; pleasant: a pleasurable experience. [1570 80; PLEASURE + ABLE] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 9pleasurable — plea|sur|a|ble [ˈpleʒərəbəl] adj formal enjoyable ▪ a pleasurable experience >pleasurably adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10pleasurable — pleas|ur|a|ble [ pleʒ(ə)rəbl ] adjective FORMAL giving you a feeling of happiness, enjoyment, or satisfaction: ENJOYABLE: a pleasurable experience ╾ pleas|ur|a|bly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11pleasurable — adjective formal enjoyable: a pleasurable feeling of anticipation pleasurably adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12pleasurable — UK [ˈpleʒ(ə)rəb(ə)l] / US adjective formal giving you a feeling of happiness, enjoyment, or satisfaction a pleasurable experience Derived word: pleasurably adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 13pleasurable — pleas•ur•a•ble [[t]ˈplɛʒ ər ə bəl[/t]] adj. such as to give pleasure; enjoyable; agreeable; pleasant: a pleasurable experience[/ex] • Etymology: 1570–80 pleas′ur•a•ble•ness, n. pleas′ur•a•bly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14pleasurable — pleasing / pleasurable [adj] welcome, nice agreeable, amiable, amusing, charming, congenial, delightful, enchanting, engaging, enjoyable, entertaining, favorable, good, grateful, gratifying, likable, luscious, musical, palatable, pleasant, polite …

    New thesaurus

  • 15pleasurable — adjective Date: 1557 pleasant, gratifying • pleasurability noun • pleasurableness noun • pleasurably adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16pleasurable — adjective that gives pleasure Syn: nice, pleasant, pleasing See Also: pleasure, please …

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  • 17pleasurable — Synonyms and related words: affable, agreeable, amiable, amicable, blissful, cheerful, compatible, complaisant, congenial, cordial, desirable, dulcet, en rapport, enjoyable, fair, fair and pleasant, favorable, felicific, felicitous, fine, genial …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18pleasurable — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. To one s liking: agreeable, congenial, favorable, good, grateful, gratifying, nice, pleasant, pleasing, satisfying, welcome. See LIKE. 2. Affording enjoyment: enjoyable, gratifying, pleasant, pleasing. See PAIN …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19pleasurable — pleas·ur·a·ble || pleÊ’É™rÉ™bl adj. enjoyable, delightful; nice, agreeable …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20pleasurable — adjective pleasing; enjoyable. Derivatives pleasurableness noun pleasurably adverb …

    English new terms dictionary