pleasance

Definitions of pleasance
  1. noun
    a pleasant and secluded part of a garden; usually attached to a mansion
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    type of:
    retreat
    a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet
  2. noun
    a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience
    synonyms: pleasure
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    Antonyms:
    pain, painfulness
    emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid
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    delectation, delight
    a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction
    enjoyment
    the pleasure felt when having a good time
    pleasantness
    the feeling caused by agreeable stimuli; one pole of a continuum of states of feeling
    comfort
    a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment
    sexual pleasure
    pleasure derived from sexual activities
    entrancement, ravishment
    a feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment
    amusement
    a feeling of delight at being entertained
    Schadenfreude
    delight in another person's misfortune
    joie de vivre
    a keen enjoyment of living
    gusto, relish, zest, zestfulness
    vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment
    afterglow
    the pleasure of remembering some pleasant event
    consolation, solace, solacement
    the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment
    alleviation, assuagement, relief
    the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
    algolagnia, algophilia
    sexual pleasure derived from inflicting or experiencing pain
    sadism
    sexual pleasure obtained by inflicting harm (physical or psychological) on others
    masochism
    sexual pleasure obtained from receiving punishment (physical or psychological)
    type of:
    feeling
    the experiencing of affective and emotional states
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