pleasure

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pleasures
1) N-UNCOUNT: oft N from/in n/-ing If something gives you pleasure, you get a feeling of happiness, satisfaction, or enjoyment from it.

Watching sport gave him great pleasure...

Everybody takes pleasure in eating...

He gets huge pleasure from ballet and contemporary dance.

2) N-UNCOUNT Pleasure is the activity of enjoying yourself, especially rather than working or doing what you have a duty to do.

He mixed business and pleasure in a perfect and dynamic way...

I read for pleasure.

3) N-COUNT: oft N of n/-ing A pleasure is an activity, experience or aspect of something that you find very enjoyable or satisfying.

Watching TV is our only pleasure.

...the pleasure of seeing a smiling face.

...the conveniences and pleasures of modern life.

4) CONVENTION (politeness) If you meet someone for the first time, you can say, as a way of being polite, that it is a pleasure to meet them. You can also ask for the pleasure of someone's company as a polite and formal way of inviting them somewhere.

`A pleasure to meet you, sir,' he said...

Mr and Mrs James Stephens request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their daughter Caroline Mary to Mr David Smith.

5) CONVENTION (formulae) You can say `It's a pleasure' or `My pleasure' as a polite way of replying to someone who has just thanked you for doing something.

`Thanks very much anyhow.' - `It's a pleasure.'...

`Thanks for your call.' - `My pleasure.'

6) CONVENTION (formulae) You can say `With pleasure' as a polite way of saying that you are very willing to do something.

`Could you photocopy the advert and put it in the post to us?' - `With pleasure John.'


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