From pleasure +‎ -able.


  • IPA(key): /ˈplɛʒəɹəbəl/
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pleasurable (comparative more pleasurable, superlative most pleasurable)

  1. That gives pleasure
    The massage was a pleasurable experience.
    • c. 1620, Francis Bacon, letter of advice to Sir George Villiers
      Planting of orchards is very [] pleasurable.
    • 1723, Charles Walker, Memoirs of the Life of Sally Salisbury:
      At Rome every Pleasurable Female pays a Julio per Week to the Church []
    • 1879, Walter Mooney Hatch & Edwin Hatch, The Moral Philosophy of Aristotle:
      Happiness is, therefore, a thing most excellent and noble, as well as being most pleasurable []
    • 1978, Charles Batten, Pleasurable Instruction, →ISBN:
      Impassioned pleas for pleasurable instruction appeared from the pens of such thinkers as Plato, Sidney, and Dryden, this ideal ultimately becoming one of the acknowledged cornerstones of neoclassical criticism.
    • 2006, Jonathan Balcombe, Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good, →ISBN:
      Opiate receptors in human brains allow us to perceive pleasurable stimuli such as sweet tastes.
    • 2011, Jamie Cat Callan, French Women Don't Sleep Alone: Pleasurable Secrets to Finding Love, →ISBN:
      They love good food, well prepared, truly fresh, and pleasurable.
    • 2014, Yong Gu Ji & Sooshin Choi, Advances in Affective and Pleasurable Design, →ISBN:
      This volume discusses pleasurable design — a part of the traditional usability design and evaluation methodologies.


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