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UK [ˈpleʒə(r)] / US [ˈpleʒər] noun
Word forms "pleasure":
singular pleasure plural pleasures
1)
a) [uncountable] a feeling of happiness, enjoyment, or satisfaction

He smiled with pleasure when she walked in.

get pleasure from (doing) something:

I get a lot of pleasure from travelling.

give/bring pleasure to someone:

His books have given enormous pleasure to many people.

great pleasure:

She gets great pleasure from her garden.

b) [countable] something that makes you feel happy and satisfied

In his later years, he found music to be one of the greatest pleasures in life.

After the operation she was able to enjoy simple pleasures such as a walk in the park.


Collocations:
Adjectives frequently used with pleasure
▪  enormous, great, immense, intense, real, sheer Verbs frequently used with pleasure as the object ▪  bring, derive, find, get, give, take
2) [uncountable] the activity of relaxing and enjoying yourself rather than working

I never have time to read for pleasure.

for business or pleasure:

The customs official asked him if he was travelling for business or pleasure.

(it's) my pleasurespoken formal used when someone thanks you as a polite way of saying that you were happy to help them

"Thanks so much for helping us with our bags." "My pleasure."

(it's a) pleasure to meet youspoken formal used when you meet someone for the first time

take/find pleasure in (doing) something — to enjoy doing something very much; to enjoy doing something unpleasant to someone else

We bought an old barn and took great pleasure in rebuilding it.

He took great pleasure in pointing out my mistakes.


English dictionary. 2014.

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