Definition of pleasurable in English:

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pleasurable

Pronunciation: /ˈpleZH(ə)rəb(ə)l/

adjective

Pleasing; enjoyable.
Example sentences
  • Taking a walk for exercise, or to walk a dog for that matter, is thus no longer a pleasurable activity.
  • Angus, crouching over a keyboard in the corner, waited in pleasurable anticipation for his entry.
  • It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and was made all the more pleasurable by the glorious warm sunny weather.
Synonyms
informal lovely, great
British informal cushty

Derivatives

pleasurableness

noun
Example sentences
  • To cancel out the pleasurableness, associate something very distasteful with the act.
  • And this knowledge of the pleasurableness of the fruit perceived is nothing but the knowledge of its acceptability.
  • This objection poses serious difficulties for this view, though perhaps least acutely for the claim that pleasurableness is a feature of experience that cannot be further specified.

pleasurably

Pronunciation: /ˈpleZH(ə)rəblē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • And no one, except the activists getting pleasurably hysterical over margaritas and mango salsa, gives any credence to claims to the contrary.
  • On the side are pleasurably redundant waffle fries.
  • They could be at the zoo, or ice-skating at Somerset House, or pleasurably slumped with leftover chocolates in their cosy sitting-rooms.

Origin

Late 16th century: from pleasure, on the pattern of comfortable.

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