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I keep writing because it is deeply pleasurable to me.
Cathy Marie Buchanan

Meaning of "pleasurable" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PLEASURABLE

pleasurable  [ˈplɛʒərəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PLEASURABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pleasurable is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PLEASURABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pleasurable

Pleasure

Pleasure describes the broad class of mental states that humans and other animals experience as positive, enjoyable, or worth seeking. It includes more specific mental states such as happiness, entertainment, enjoyment, ecstasy, and euphoria. In psychology, the pleasure principle describes pleasure as a positive feedback mechanism, motivating the organism to recreate in the future the situation which it has just found pleasurable. According to this theory, organisms are similarly motivated to avoid situations that have caused pain in the past. The experience of pleasure is subjective and different individuals will experience different kinds and amounts of pleasure in the same situation. Many pleasurable experiences are associated with satisfying basic biological drives, such as eating, exercise, sex or defecation. Other pleasurable experiences are associated with social experiences and social drives, such as the experiences of accomplishment, recognition, and service. The appreciation of cultural artifacts and activities such as art, music, and literature is often pleasurable.

Definition of pleasurable in the English dictionary

The definition of pleasurable in the dictionary is enjoyable, agreeable, or gratifying.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PLEASURABLE


admirable
ˈædmərəbəl
comparable
ˈkɒmpərəbəl
considerable
kənˈsɪdərəbəl
desirable
dɪˈzaɪərəbəl
durable
ˈdjʊərəbəl
honorable
ˈɒnərəbəl
honourable
ˈɒnərəbəl
immeasurable
ɪˈmɛʒərəbəl
injurable
ˈɪndʒərəbəl
leisurable
ˈlɛʒərəbəl
measurability
ˈmɛʒərəbəl
measurable
ˈmɛʒərəbəl
memorable
ˈmɛmərəbəl
nonmeasurable
ˌnɒnˈmeʒərəbəl
recoverable
rɪˈkʌvərəbəl
treasurable
ˈtrɛʒərəbəl
unmeasurable
ʌnˈmeʒərəbəl
unpleasurable
ʌnˈpleʒərəbəl
vulnerable
ˈvʌlnərəbəl
wearable
ˈwɛərəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PLEASURABLE

pleaser
pleasing
pleasingly
pleasingness
pleasurability
pleasurableness
pleasurably
pleasure
pleasure boat
pleasure craft
pleasure cruise
pleasure principle
pleasure steamer
pleasure trip
pleasure-loving
pleasure-seeker
pleasure-seeking
pleasureful
pleasureless
pleasurer

WORDS THAT END LIKE PLEASURABLE

able
administrable
adorable
deliverable
deplorable
favourable
incomparable
incurable
innumerable
inseparable
intolerable
operable
parable
preferable
separable
the Honourable
tolerable
transferable
unbearable
undesirable
venerable

Synonyms and antonyms of pleasurable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PLEASURABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «pleasurable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of pleasurable

Translation of «pleasurable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PLEASURABLE

Find out the translation of pleasurable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pleasurable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pleasurable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

令人愉悦的 >
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

agradable
570 millions of speakers

English

pleasurable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सुखद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ممتعة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

приятным
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

agradável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আনন্দদায়ক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

agréable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menyeronokkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

angenehm
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

人を楽しませる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

즐거운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyenengake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vui
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மகிழ்ச்சிகரமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आनंददायक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zevkli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

piacevole
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przyjemne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

приємним
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

plăcut
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ευχάριστη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aangenaam
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

angenäm
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

behage
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pleasurable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PLEASURABLE»

The term «pleasurable» is quite widely used and occupies the 30.540 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PLEASURABLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pleasurable

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10 QUOTES WITH «PLEASURABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word pleasurable.
1
Mark Barrowcliffe
Let me start with a confession: I don't enjoy cooking. The reason I usually do it at home is not because I'm a New Man or Jamie Oliver disciple, but because my wife's cooking is so bad. In fact, to me, cooking is less a pleasurable pastime than a defense against poisoning.
2
Anthony Bourdain
The Italians and Spanish, the Chinese and Vietnamese see food as part of a larger, more essential and pleasurable part of daily life. Not as an experience to be collected or bragged about - or as a ritual like filling up a car - but as something else that gives pleasure, like sex or music, or a good nap in the afternoon.
3
Cathy Marie Buchanan
I keep writing because it is deeply pleasurable to me.
4
Julie Burchill
It may be a cliche, but it's true - the build-up to Christmas is so much more pleasurable than the actual day itself.
5
Eric Burdon
I'm really still a child of the Forties. I still think about it a lot, about the repercussions of armed conflict. Until 1953 we had rationing. We couldn't buy meat, we couldn't buy pleasurable goods like cigarettes and sweets. I didn't starve - my family were lucky - but I knew what it was like standing in line waiting for foodstuffs.
6
Glen Duncan
If being a werewolf is really a curse, you've got to treat it honorably. If werewolves are going to carry on, there has to be an incredibly powerful force. There is the business of the craving, the hunger for the kill. It has to be deeply pleasurable and more than an appetite for meat. There has to be a sensual dimension to it.
7
Charles Eames
In architecture the idea degenerated. Design allows a more direct and pleasurable route.
8
Barry Eisler
Psychologically, it's always more pleasurable to blame others for our problems than it is to acknowledge our own responsibility.
9
Jenna Elfman
It was the most pleasurable thing I've ever done, playing this character, and I just remember feeling so at home and so - I don't know, I was just happy - and it just wasn't ever work! It was like a sandbox for me, and I would crack myself up rehearsing.
10
Jenna Elfman
It's such a pleasurable experience to look back, and all of the fun I had just comes rushing back.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PLEASURABLE»

Discover the use of pleasurable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pleasurable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Designing Pleasurable Products: An Introduction to the New ...
In this book it is argued that in practice these approaches can be dehumanizing. People are more than merely physical and cognitive processors.
Patrick W. Jordan, 2003
2
Advances in Affective and Pleasurable Design
This volume discusses pleasurable design — a part of the traditional usability design and evaluation methodologies. The book emphasizes the importance of designing products and services to maximize user satisfaction.
Yong Gu Ji, 2012
3
Orgasmic Birth: Your Guide to a Safe, Satisfying, and ...
A guide based on the award-winning coauthor's documentary explains how to render childbirth a natural and enjoyable experience, counseling women on how to take control of their bodies and prepare a birthing plan in accordance with personal ...
Elizabeth Davis, Debra Pascali-Bonaro, 2010
4
Sadomasochism: painful perversion or pleasurable play?
Sadomasochism is a public challenge to Judge Rant's insistence that the court had to draw a line between what was and what was not acceptable in a civilized society.
Bill Thompson (criminologist.), 1994
5
English History Made Brief, Irreverent And Pleasurable
But their history has been a spectacular one. The guiding principle of this book's heretical approach is that "history is not everything that happened, but what is worth remembering about the past...".
Lacey Baldwin Smith, 2006
6
Pleasurable Bargains
Eden's pleasure: Enticed by a former lover to enter a house of pleasure, a widow is confronted with another unwanted marriage and believes her former lover does not want her because she is barren.
Kate Pearce, 2005
7
I Want what She's Having: The Experience of Creating a ...
This book debunks the common business myth that marketing resides with marketers alone, revealing, through various case studies and firsthand accounts, that customers are the real marketers.
Naomi Simson, 2007
8
Wickedly Pleasurable Wager
England, 1796 Miss Trudie Faraday has admired handsome Bastian Wilson for months, despite the aloof way he treats the rest of Society.
Carole Mortimer, 2011
9
Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good
Pleasurable Kingdom is the first book for lay-readers to present new evidence that animals--like humans--enjoy themselves.
Jonathan Balcombe, 2006
10
A Pleasurable Shame (Mills & Boon Historical Undone)
France, 1067 Giselle believes she only has a loveless arranged marriage in her future--until the son of her feudal lord claims droit du seigneur, the right to take her virginity.
Linda Skye, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PLEASURABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pleasurable is used in the context of the following news items.
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I struggle to reach orgasm with my partner, so I often fake it
We've tried various things to make the experience more pleasurable for him, but nothing seems to work. What should we do? Read more. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
“The worst on the circuit” ... Astonishi...
“There's not one caddie who has caddied for Robert Allenby that I know of that has said it was a pleasurable job.” Allenby's most recent ... «Herald Sun, Jul 15»
3
Newport Folk Festival revisits its roots
With overlapping set times, it was a serious, and seriously pleasurable juggling act roaming the grounds trying to catch as much as possible. «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
4
'Anti-bullying classes' a cover for gay advocacy
But instead, Killermann explained how pleasurable it is for gay couples to eat each other's behinds and how to use different flavors of [oils] to ... «American Thinker, Jul 15»
5
Shane Lynch: 'I don't like to be left wondering – I like to grab life'
'The way we run it at the moment, we rock up maybe once a year and we do some shows and it is very pleasurable. I see the boys and have a ... «Portsmouth News, Jul 15»
6
Dieter Roth's Chaotic and Cacophonous Gesamtkunstwerk
Interactive cassette pieces, such as “Triptychon” (1979-1981), allowed a very simple but always pleasurable experience of overlapping ... «Hyperallergic, Jul 15»
7
Getting a pet is good for your health
Playing with a cat or dog causes a release of chemicals in our brains which are both pleasurable and calming. Pets can help older adults to ... «Orlando Sentinel, Jul 15»
8
Jurassic lark: Hollywood blockbusters retold at the Edinburgh fringe
"There's something inherently pleasurable about seeing moments of a familiar film captured in a surprising new way," says Askew. "We've been ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
9
Get children outdoors to help and play the garden this summer
Schools are out for the summer and gardens can provide a pleasurable pastime for young green-fingered enthusiasts. Schools are out for the ... «Bradford Telegraph and Argus, Jul 15»
10
Michigan State, Michigan pursuing East Lansing's Brandon Johns …
Just to see him at one of my games watching me was really pleasurable and an honor. “It kind of made me nervous, but my parents told me ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»

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