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physical pleasure

Roget category 377

3. Words relating to matter
3.3. Organic matter
›› 3.3.2. Sensation

#377. Physical Pleasure

noun

pleasurephysical pleasure, sensual pleasure, sensuous pleasurebodily enjoyment, animal gratification, hedonism, sensualityluxuriousness etc. adj. — dissipation, round of pleasure, titillation, gusto, creature comforts, comfort, easepillow etc. (support) 215luxury, lap of luxurypurple and fine linenbed of downs, bed of rosesvelvet, clovercup of Circe etc. (intemperance) 954.
treatrefreshment, regalefeastdelice [Fr.]dainty etc. 394bonne bouche [Fr.].
source of pleasure etc. 829happiness etc. (mental enjoyment) 827.

verb

feel pleasure, experience pleasure, receive pleasureenjoy, relishluxuriate in, revel in, riot in, bask in, swim in, drink up, eat up, wallow infeast ongloat over, float onsmack the lips.
live on the fat of the land, live in comfort etc. adv. — bask in the sunshine, faire ses choux gras [Fr.].
give pleasure etc. 829.

adjective

enjoying etc. v. — luxurious, voluptuous, sensual, comfortable, cosy, snug, in comfort, at ease.
pleasant, agreeable etc. 829.

adverb

in comfort etc. n. — on a bed of roses etc. n. — at one's ease.

phrase

ride si sapis [Lat.] [Martial]; voluptales commendat rarior usus [Lat.] [Juvenal].



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