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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section II. Personal Affections
1. Passive Affections
 
827. Pleasure.
 
  
NOUN:PLEASURE, gratification, enjoyment, fruition, delectation, oblectation [rare]; relish, zest; gusto &c. (physical pleasure) [See Physical Pleasure]; satisfaction (content) [See Content]; complacency.
  WELL-BEING; good [See Good]; snugness, comfort, ease; cushion [See Support]; sans souci [F.], mind at ease.
  JOY, gladness, delight, glee, cheer, sunshine; cheerfulness [See Cheerfulness].
  TREAT, refreshment; amusement [See Amusement]; luxury [See Physical Pleasure].
  HAPPINESS, felicity, bliss; beatitude, beatification; enchantment, transport, rapture, ravishment, ecstacy; summum bonum [L.]; paradise, elysium (heaven) [See Heaven]; third -, seventh- heaven; unalloyed happiness &c.; hedonics, hedonism.
  mens sana in corpore sano [Juvenal].
  honeymoon; palmy -, halcyon- days; golden -age, - time; Eden, Paradise; Dixie, Dixie land or Dixie’s land; Saturnia regna [L.], Arcadia, Cockaigne, happy valley, Agapemone.
  
VERB:BE PLEASED [See Pleasurableness]; oblectate [rare]; feel -, experience- pleasure &c. n.; joy; enjoy -, hug- oneself; be in clover [colloq.] [See Physical Pleasure], be in elysium [See Heaven]; tread on enchanted ground; fall -, go- into raptures.
  feel at home, breathe freely, bask in the sunshine.
  ENJOY, like, relish; be pleased with [See Pleasurableness]; receive -, derive- pleasure &c. n.- from; take pleasure &c. n.- in; delight in, rejoice in, indulge in, luxuriate in; gloat over &c. (physical pleasure) [See Physical Pleasure]; love [See Love]; take to, take a fancy to [both colloq.]; have a liking for; enter into the spirit of; take in good part; treat oneself to, solace oneself with.
  
ADJECTIVE:PLEASED [See Pleasurableness]; not sorry; glad, gladsome; pleased as Punch; pleased as a child with a new toy.
  HAPPY, blest, blessed, blissful, beatified; happy as -a clam at high water [U. S.], - a king, - the day is long; thrice happy, ter quaterque beatus [L.]; enjoying &c. v.; joyful &c. (in spirits) [See Cheerfulness]; hedonic.
  in a blissful state, in paradise [See Heaven], in raptures, in ecstasies, in a transport of delight.
  COMFORTABLE &c. (physical pleasure) [See Physical Pleasure]; at ease; in clover [colloq.]; content [See Content]; sans souci [F.].
  OVERJOYED, entranced, enchanted; raptured, enraptured, enravished, ravished, transported; fascinated, captivated.
  with a joyful face, with sparkling eyes.
  PLEASING [See Pleasurableness]; ecstatic, beatific or beatifical; painless, unalloyed, without alloy, cloudless.
  
ADVERB:HAPPILY &c. adj.; with pleasure (willingly) [See Willingness]; with glee &c. n.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. one’s heart leaping with joy.
  2. A wilderness of sweets.—Paradise Lost
  3. I wish you all the joy that you can wish.—Merchant of Venice
  4. Jour de ma vie.
  5. Joy ruled the day and love the night.—Dryden
  6. Joys season’d high and tasting strong of guilt.—Young
  7. Oh happiness, our being’s end and aim!—Pope
  8. There is a pleasure that is born of pain.—O. Meredith
  9. Throned on highest bliss.—Paradise Lost
  10. Vedi Napoli e poi muori.
  11. Zwischen Freud und Leid ist die Brücke nicht weit.

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