Antonyms for pleasure


Grammar : Noun
Spell : plezh-er
Phonetic Transcription : ˈplɛʒ ər


Définition pleasure

Origin :
  • late 14c., "condition of enjoyment," from Old French plesir, also plaisir "enjoyment, delight, desire, will" (12c.), from noun use of infinitive plaisir (v.) "to please," from Latin placere "to please, give pleasure, be approved" (see please (v.)). Ending altered in English 14c. by influence of words in -ure (measure, etc.). Meaning "sensual enjoyment as the chief object of life" is attested from 1520s.
  • noun delight, happiness
  • noun will, inclination
Example sentences :
  • He would say that his was a trip of business, and not pleasure, and hard work he had.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • She laughed her little laugh of pleasure, and thanked him prettily for the compliment.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • At last, I asked, if it were his pleasure that I should pour him out another dish?
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Dearest Madam, forgive me: it was always my pride and my pleasure to obey you.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Do not occasion me uneasiness, when I would give you nothing but pleasure.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • So, to my great relief and pleasure, they started on after the hounds.
  • Extract from : « Biography of a Slave » by Charles Thompson
  • In the meantime, if it be any pleasure to you to know it, I trust you heartily.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • "With pleasure," he answered, and taking one of the candles, led the way.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • As near as I can calculate, about thirty-five different families have that pleasure.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • It was as great a pleasure as surprise, and she showed both.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald

Synonyms for pleasure

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