Definition of pleasurable in English:



  • Pleasing; enjoyable.

    • ‘It was a thoroughly enjoyable day and was made all the more pleasurable by the glorious warm sunny weather.’
    • ‘Still, this is certainly one of the most pleasurable new collections I've read this year.’
    • ‘The experience was made even more pleasurable by the weather: the forecasters had predicted wind and rain.’
    • ‘We hope your stay among us in this lovely and unspoilt part of North Mayo will be pleasurable.’
    • ‘I could not help but compare this brief encounter to an altogether less pleasurable experience earlier this year.’
    • ‘But I find it's only a pleasurable experience if everyone sticks to the rules.’
    • ‘What could be more shameful, or more pleasurable, in California today?’
    • ‘Apparently, for the true chocoholic, just thinking about chocolate can evoke a pleasurable response.’
    • ‘Because of the uniqueness of each individual, what is pleasurable for one person may not be for another.’
    • ‘Taking a walk for exercise, or to walk a dog for that matter, is thus no longer a pleasurable activity.’
    • ‘It's much more pleasurable to be the one who swans in and starts the party.’
    • ‘Angus, crouching over a keyboard in the corner, waited in pleasurable anticipation for his entry.’
    • ‘It was the first of many pleasurable sensations over the next 45 minutes.’
    • ‘She tangled her hands in his hair, loving the soft feel of it, reveling in the sheer pleasurable delights she was being swept up in.’
    • ‘Boating through this stretch was once a pleasurable experience for tourists.’
    • ‘Envy is not a pleasurable emotion nor one that human beings will attempt to modulate.’
    • ‘The trip is open to all and promises to be a very pleasurable experience.’
    • ‘Thailand enjoys one of the world's most pleasurable climates with three distinct seasons.’
    • ‘On a raining day, to sit in the bridge pavilion and chat with friends is one of the most pleasurable experiences.’
    • ‘The fact that it was pleasurable, of course, offered the incentive to undertake the activity.’
    pleasant, pleasing, enjoyable, nice, to one's liking, appealing, engaging, satisfying, fine, charming, delightful
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Late 16th century: from pleasure, on the pattern of comfortable.