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Roget category 829

6. Words relating to the sentient and moral
6.2. Personal affections
›› 6.2.1. Passive affections

#829. [Capability of giving pleasure; cause or source of pleasure.] Pleasurableness


pleasurableness, pleasantness, agreeableness etc. adj. — pleasure giving, jucundity, delectabilityamusement etc. 840.
attraction etc. (motive) 615attractiveness, attractabilityinvitingness etc. adj. harm, fascination, enchantment, witchery, seduction, winning ways, amenity, amiabilitywinsomeness.
loveliness etc. (beauty) 845sunny side, bright sidesweets etc. (sugar) 396goodness etc. 648manna in the wilderness, land flowing with milk and honeybittersweetfair weather.
treatregale etc. (physical pleasure) 377daintytitbit, tidbitnuts, sauce piquante [Fr.].


cause pleasure, produce pleasure, create pleasure, give pleasure, afford pleasure, procure pleasure, offer pleasure, present pleasure, yield pleasure etc. 827.
please, charm, delight, becharm, imparadisegladden etc. (make cheerful) 836take, captivate, fascinateenchant, entrance, enrapture, transport, bewitchenravish.
bless, beatifysatisfygratify, desireetc. 865slake, satiate, quenchindulge, humor, flatter, tickletickle the palate etc. (savory) 394regale, refreshenliventreatamuse etc. 840take one's fancy, tickle one's fancy, hit one's fancymeet one's wisheswin the heart, gladden the heart, rejoice the heart, warm the cockles of the heartdo one's heart good.
attract, allure etc. (move) 615stimulate etc. (excite) 824interest.
make things pleasant, popularize, gild the pill, sugar-coat the pill, sweeten.


causing pleasure etc. v. — laetificantpleasure-giving, pleasing, pleasant, pleasurableagreeablegrateful, gratifyingleef, lief, acceptablewelcome, welcome as the roses in Maywelcomedfavoriteto one's taste, to one's mind, to one's likingsatisfactory etc. (good) 648.
refreshingcomfortablecordialgenialglad, gladsomesweet, delectable, nice, daintydelicate, deliciousdulcetluscious etc. 396palatable etc. 394luxurious, voluptuous sensual etc. 377.
[of people] attractive etc. 615inviting, prepossessing, engagingwinning, winsometaking, fascinating, captivating, killingseducing, seductiveheart-robbing, alluring, enticingappetizing etc. (exciting) 824cheering etc. 836bewitchingenchanting, entrancing, enravishing.
charmingdelightful, felicitous, exquisitelovely etc. (beautiful) 845ravishing, rapturousheartfelt, thrilling, ecstaticbeaticbeatificseraphic empyreanelysian etc. (heavenly) 981.
palmy, halcyon, Saturnian.


decies repetita placebit [Lat.]charms strike the sight but merit wins the charms strike the sight but merit wins the soul" [Pope]; sweetness and light" [Swift]; beauty is only skin deep.

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