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1‘she smiled with pleasure’
happiness, delight, joy, gladness, rapture, glee, satisfaction, gratification, fulfilment, contentment, contentedness, enjoyment, amusement
2‘watercolour painting is one of his greatest pleasures’
joy, delight, source of pleasure, enjoyment, amusement, diversion, recreation, pastime, divertissement
3‘he doesn't believe in mixing business and pleasure’
enjoyment, fun, entertainment, amusement, diversion, recreation, leisure, relaxation
British informal beer and skittles
4‘they were indolent and addicted to a life of pleasure’
sensual gratification, hedonism, indulgence, self-indulgence, self-gratification, lack of self-restraint, lotus-eating
5‘what's your pleasure?’
wish, desire, preference, will, inclination, choice, option
‘even the youngest children take pleasure in music’
enjoy, delight in, love, like, adore, be entertained by, be amused by, be pleased by, appreciate, relish, savour, revel in, glory in
get a kick out of, get a thrill out of
‘‘Would you mind telling me the way to the station?’ ‘With pleasure.’’
gladly, willingly, happily, readily, cheerfully, by all means, of course
displeasure, sorrow, pain
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