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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
 
829. [Capability of Giving Pleasure.] Pleasurableness.
 
  
NOUN:PLEASURABLENESS, pleasantness, agreeableness &c. adj.; pleasure giving, jucundity [rare], jocundity, delectability; amusement [See Amusement]; goodness [See Goodness]; manna in the wilderness, land flowing with milk and honey, “the shadow of a great rock in a weary land” [Bible]; flowery beds of ease; fair weather.
  treat; regale &c. (physical pleasure) [See Physical Pleasure]; sweets (sugar) [See Sweetness]; dainty, bonne bouche [F.], titbit or tidbit; sweets, sweetmeats, nuts, sauce piquante [F.], salt, savor; a sight for sore eyes [colloq.].
  ATTRACTION (motive) [See Motive]; attractiveness, attractability [rare], attractableness; invitingness &c. adj.; charm, fascination, captivation, enchantment, witchery, seduction, winning ways, amenity, amiability; winsomeness; loveliness (beauty) [See Beauty]; sunny side, bright side.
  
VERB:DELIGHT, charm, becharm, imparadise; gladden &c. (make cheerful) [See Cheerfulness]; win -, gladden -, rejoice -, warm the cockles of- the heart; do one’s heart good; bless, beatify; take, captivate, fascinate; enchant, entrance, enrapture, transport, bewitch, ravish, enravish.
  cause -, produce -, create -, give -, afford -, procure -, offer -, present -, yield- pleasure [See Pleasure].
  PLEASE, satisfy, gratify, - desire [See Desire]; slake, satiate, quench; indulge, humor, flatter, tickle; tickle the palate (savory) [See Savoriness]; regale, refresh; enliven; treat; amuse [See Amusement]; take -, tickle -, hit- one’s fancy; meet one’s wishes.
  ATTRACT, allure (move) [See Motive]; stimulate (excite) [See Excitation]; interest.
  MAKE THINGS PLEASANT, make everyone feel happy, popularize, gild the pill, sweeten; smooth -, pour oil upon- the troubled waters.
  
ADJECTIVE:PLEASURABLE, causing pleasure &c. v.; lætificant; pleasure-giving; pleasing, pleasant, amiable, agreeable, grateful, gratifying; lief or leef [obs.], acceptable; dear, beloved; welcome, - as the roses in May; welcomed; favorite; to one’s taste, - mind, - liking; satisfactory (good) [See Goodness].
  REFRESHING; comfortable; cordial; genial; glad, gladsome; sweet, delectable, nice, dainty; delicate, delicious; dulcet; luscious [See Sweetness]; palatable [See Savoriness].
  LUXURIOUS, voluptuous; sensual [See Physical Pleasure].
  ATTRACTIVE [See Motive]; inviting, prepossessing, engaging; winning, winsome; taking, fascinating, captivating, killing [colloq.]; seducing, seductive; heart-robbing; alluring, enticing; appetizing (exciting) [See Excitation]; cheering [See Cheerfulness]; bewitching; enchanting, entrancing, enravishing.
  DELIGHTFUL, charming, felicitous, exquisite; lovely (beautiful) [See Beauty]; ravishing, rapturous; heartfelt, thrilling, ecstatic, beatific or beatifical, seraphic; empyrean; paradisaic or paradisaical; elysian (heavenly) [See Heaven].
  PALMY, halcyon, Saturnian.
  
ADVERB:TO ONE’S DELIGHT, to one’s heart’s content, in utter satisfaction; at one’s ease; in clover; in heaven, in paradise, in elysium; from a full heart.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Decies repetita placebit.
  2. Charms strike the sight but merit wins the soul.—Pope
  3. Sweetness and light.—Swift
  4. When you speak, sweet, I’d have you do it ever.—Winter’s Tale

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