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pleasure-seeking Syllabification: pleas·ure-seek·ing

Definition of pleasure-seeking in English:

adjective

Seeking amusement or enjoyment: a selfish, pleasure-seeking young man
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  • For most of us life is a conciliation between our pleasure-seeking instincts and the voice of Reason.
  • He hit out at "pleasure-seeking" officials who had fallen into an "abyss of luxury and corruption".
  • Quite apart from any detrimental effect on visitor numbers to York, the assumption seems to be that there are two species of people, York residents and pleasure-seeking tourists.

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