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Meaning of “pleasure” in the English Dictionary

"pleasure" in British English

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pleasurenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈpleʒ.ər/  us   //
B1 enjoyment, ​happiness, or ​satisfaction, or something that gives this: His ​visits gave his ​grandparents such pleasure. Why do so many ​boys take pleasure intorturinginsects and ​smallanimals? [+ to infinitive] It was such a pleasure tomeet you. He ​wrote an ​article on the pleasures and ​pains ofcamping. Coffee is one of my few pleasures.

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(Definition of pleasure from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pleasure" in American English

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pleasurenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈpleʒ·ər/
a ​feeling of ​enjoyment or ​satisfaction, or something that ​produces this ​feeling: [U] The boy’s ​visits gave his ​grandparents a ​greatdeal of pleasure. [C usually sing] It’s always a pleasure to ​see you.
(Definition of pleasure from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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