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pleasurable

[plezh-er-uh-buh l] /ˈplɛʒ ər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
such as to give pleasure; enjoyable; agreeable; pleasant:
a pleasurable experience.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; pleasure + -able
Related forms
pleasurableness, noun
pleasurably, adverb
quasi-pleasurable, adjective
quasi-pleasurably, adverb
unpleasurable, adjective
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  • As a new admirer of his work it is pleasurable to see articles and books still written by him.
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  • No critic has succeeded in making him appear pleasurable or even interesting.
  • Rhythm also makes movement pleasurable, as in the dance.
  • And, conversely, the perception of rhythm in things external to oneself is both easy and pleasurable.
  • It's as useful an illustration as it is a pleasurable sentence.
  • For many people there is nothing more pleasurable than giving gifts of books.
  • Fear may not be one of the more pleasurable emotions, but it is an effective survival tool.
British Dictionary definitions for pleasurable

pleasurable

/ˈplɛʒərəbəl/
adjective
1.
enjoyable, agreeable, or gratifying
Derived Forms
pleasurableness, noun
pleasurably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for pleasurable
adj.

1570s, from pleasure (n.) + -able. Related: Pleasurability; pleasurably. For sense, cf. comfortable.

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