Definition of pleasure-loving in English:



  • Enjoying activities that stimulate the senses rather than the intellect.

    ‘they were a pleasure-loving people who enjoyed dancing and singing’
    • ‘Here the pleasure-loving Viennese initially flocked to the operas of Rossini, with their sparkling italianate tunes and lightweight story-lines.’
    • ‘He seems to have retained his mordant humour and pleasure-loving streak in spite of everything.’
    • ‘My family was pleasure-loving and hard-drinking, but only as a reward for hard work done.’
    • ‘He was weary of trying to get the pleasure-loving king to concentrate on business.’
    • ‘He is sensuous, selfish and pleasure-loving.’
    • ‘On the one hand came a culture of entertainment, a pleasure-loving approach to life largely set in motion by young males.’
    • ‘In London between the World Wars, the pleasure-loving young aristocrats whom the press has scathingly dubbed "bright young things" are living it up.’
    • ‘He was a pleasure-loving old man, wholly indifferent to his responsibilities.’
    • ‘A young, pleasure-loving emperor misbehaves and treats capriciously all of those who surround him.’
    • ‘He found the life amusing, and its rewards, though uncertain, were enough to keep a pleasure-loving bachelor in comfort.’