Definition of enjoyment in English:


Line breaks: en¦joy|ment
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈʤɔɪmənt


[mass noun]
  • 1The state or process of taking pleasure in something: the enjoyment of a good wine
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    • He puts restaurant's success down to good food, polite efficient service, and the process of pleasure and enjoyment.
    • The dedication, hard work and enjoyment combined to give pleasure to the cast, production team and helpers, and to the audiences who supported them.
    • It was also the most expensive player, which ensured quality and hours of pleasurable listening enjoyment.
    pleasure, entertainment, amusement, diversion, recreation, relaxation; comfort, relief, delight, happiness, merriment, gladness, joy, fun, gaiety, jollity, satisfaction, gratification; liking, zeal, relish, gusto
    North American informal rec
    humorous delectation
    dated sport
    rare beguilement
  • 1.1 [count noun] A thing that gives pleasure: one of his particular enjoyments was campfire singing
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    • From the triathlon and local hikes for the seriously sporty to pub-crawls and hog roasts for those who prefer gentler enjoyments, the carnival programme has something for everyone.
    • It adds the interests and views and enjoyments of another person.
    • The next month starts on July 18 and, until then, I'm afraid I'll have to take a break here and in all my other online enjoyments.
  • 2The action of possessing and benefiting from something.
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    • Any tenant has a contractual right to quiet possession and enjoyment of the letting.
    • I've thought about who could get use or enjoyment out of my possessions and have written down who should receive them.
    • In this context, sharing is predicated upon the idea of individuals having common possession, enjoyment or use of goods.
    benefit, advantage, use, possession, ownership, blessing, favour, exercise, endowment, availability

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