Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 377. Physical Pleasure.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
2. Sensation
1. Sensation in general
377. Physical Pleasure.
NOUN:PLEASURE; physical -, sensual -, sensuous - pleasure; bodily enjoyment, animal gratification, delight, sensual delight, hedonism, sensuality; luxuriousness &c. adj.; dissipation, round of pleasure; titillation, gusto, creature comforts, comfort, ease; pillow (support) [See Support]; luxury, lap of luxury; purple and fine linen; bed of -down, - roses; velvet, clover; cup of Circe (intemperance) [See Intemperance].
  TREAT; diversion, entertainment, banquet, regalement, refreshment, regale; feast; delice [obs.]; dainty [See Savoriness]; bonne bouche [F.].
  SOURCE OF PLEASURE [See Pleasurableness]; happiness, felicity, bliss, beatitude (mental enjoyment) [See Pleasure].
VERB:ENJOY, pleasure [rare]; feel -, experience -, receive- pleasure; relish; luxuriate -, revel -, riot -, bask -, swim -, wallo-in; feast on; gloat -over, - on; smack the lips; roll under the tongue.
  live on the fat of the land, live in comfort &c. adv.; bask in the sunshine, faire ses choux gras [F.].
  GIVE PLEASURE [See Pleasurableness]; charm, delight, enchant.
ADJECTIVE:ENJOYING &c. v.; luxurious, voluptuous, sensual, comfortable, cosy, snug, in comfort, at ease, in clover [colloq.].
  AGREEABLE [See Pleasurableness]; grateful, refreshing, comforting, cordial, genial; gratifying, titillative, sensuous; apolaustic, hedonic, hedonistic, palatable [See Savoriness]; sweet (sugar) [See Sweetness]; fragrant [See Fragrance]; melodious [See Melody. Concord]; lovely (beautiful) [See Beauty].
ADVERB:IN COMFORT &c. n.; on a bed of roses &c. n.; at one’s ease; on flowery beds of ease.
  1. Ride si sapis.—Martial
  2. Voluptates commendat rarior usus.—Juvenal
  3. The man who finds most pleasure for himself is often the man who least hunts for it.—Chesterton



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