considerable, deep, enormous, great, intense
It gives me enormous pleasure to welcome my next guest.
| genuine, real | pure, sheer | quiet
The audience nodded with quiet pleasure at her remark.
| obvious | endless
Children find endless pleasure in playing with water.
| malicious, perverse, sadistic | vicarious
He gained vicarious pleasure from watching people laughing and joking.
| aesthetic, physical, sensual, sexual
VERB + PLEASURE
bring (sb), give (sb), provide | derive, find, gain, get, take
My grandfather got immense pleasure out of life until the end.
Some people read for pleasure, and others read to study.
| with ~
His eyes lit up with pleasure.
| ~ at
He beamed with pleasure at seeing her.
| ~ from
She was deriving a perverse pleasure from his discomfort.
| ~ in
They took great pleasure in each other's company.
business and pleasure
I often meet useful people at parties, so I combine business with pleasure.
| have the pleasure of sth
May I have the pleasure of the next dance?
2 sth that makes you happy
great | doubtful, dubious
the dubious pleasure of growing up in the public eye
| little, simple
one of life's little pleasures
| fleeting, momentary, temporary
VERB + PLEASURE
(formal) I hope to have the pleasure of meeting you again.
| enjoy | forego
PLEASURE + NOUN
the pleasures of life
She enjoys the simple pleasures of life.
| the pleasures of the flesh
Priests promise to forego the pleasures of the flesh.
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