Synonyms of pleasure in English:

pleasure


See definition of pleasure

noun

1‘she smiled with pleasure’

SYNONYMS

happiness, delight, joy, gladness, rapture, glee, satisfaction, gratification, fulfilment, contentment, contentedness, enjoyment, amusement

humorous delectation

2‘watercolour painting is one of his greatest pleasures’

SYNONYMS

joy, delight, source of pleasure, enjoyment, amusement, diversion, recreation, pastime, divertissement

treat, thrill

3‘he doesn't believe in mixing business and pleasure’

SYNONYMS

enjoyment, fun, entertainment, amusement, diversion, recreation, leisure, relaxation

informal jollies

British informal beer and skittles

4‘they were indolent and addicted to a life of pleasure’

SYNONYMS

sensual gratification, hedonism, indulgence, self-indulgence, self-gratification, lack of self-restraint, lotus-eating

rare sybaritism

5‘what's your pleasure?’

SYNONYMS

wish, desire, preference, will, inclination, choice, option


Phrases

    take pleasure in

      ‘even the youngest children take pleasure in music’

      SYNONYMS

      enjoy, delight in, love, like, adore, be entertained by, be amused by, be pleased by, appreciate, relish, savour, revel in, glory in

      informal

      get a kick out of, get a thrill out of

    with pleasure

      ‘‘Would you mind telling me the way to the station?’ ‘With pleasure.’’

      SYNONYMS

      gladly, willingly, happily, readily, cheerfully, by all means, of course

      archaic

      fain

      ANTONYMS

      displeasure, sorrow, pain